Here you have the list with the top 50 performances in the NBA Regular Season. Twenty three of them turned out to be the NBA champions, among them 7 Celtics squads, 7 Lakers and 4 Bulls.
The 1996 Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan are the best in NBA history with 72 victories and the 1972 Lakers with Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain on their roster are second with 69 victories that included an NBA record 33-game winning streak.
The 2006-07 Mavericks had a great season that sent them to the 6th place here, but they also became the first number 1 seeded team to lose a best-of-seven first round series (at the hands of the Warriors).
The trio of Garnett, Allen and Pierce made the 2007-08 Celtics 11th before winning the Championship. Then it was Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol's Lakers turn in 2009 with 65 victories then in the 15th place. Also from the 2009 season you can find Lebron James' Cavaliers and the Celtics. In 2010 nobody won enough games to be here. The Bulls from 2011 and 2012 and the 2012 Spurs also made this list. The Heat had a great 2013 season with 66 victories.
= NBA Champions