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2004 NBA Finals
NBA Finals logo
Team Coach Wins
Detroit Pistons Larry Brown 4
Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson 1
Dates: June 6–15
MVP: Chauncey Billups
(Detroit Pistons)
Television: ABC (U.S.)
Announcers: Al Michaels and Doc Rivers
Radio network: ESPN Radio
Announcers: Brent Musburger and Jack Ramsay
Eastern Finals: Pistons defeated Pacers 4–2
Western Finals: Lakers defeated Timberwolves 4–2


The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003–04 National Basketball Association season. The Finals were between the Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference and the Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference; the Lakers held home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format, so the first team to collect four game victories would win the series. Although the Lakers were the heavy favorite, the Pistons won the series four games to one to win the championship.

Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups was named as the NBA Finals MVP.