NBA Regular Season: Best 50 Teams in NBA History

This is the list with the top 50 NBA teams by winning percentage in the regular season.

Twenty three of the top 51 teams in the regular sesaons turned out to be the NBA champions, among them 7 Celtics squads, 7 Lakers and 4 Bulls.

In 2016, Stephen Curry and his Warriors had the best regular season in NBA history, winning 73 games, one more than the 72 won by the 1996 Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan, but they couldn't win the championship and lost in the Finals against LeBron James and his Cavs. Tied in the third place with 69 victories are the 1997 Bulls and the 1972 Lakers of Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain. Those Lakers also had an NBA record 33-game winning streak. / Read more

Eclipsed by the Warriors, the 2015-16 Spurs also had a great season that left them in the 7th place here with 67 wins. Tied with the Spurs are the 2006-07 Mavericks but they also became the first number 1 seeded team to lose a best-of-seven first round series.

Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce won 66 games in 2007-08 with the Celtics before winning the Championship. The same did the 2013 Miami Heat led by Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol's 2009 Lakers have their place here with 65 victories.. / Show less

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Best Season Records in NBA History
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Top 50 Teams by Winning %
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Rk Season
Team
W-L
WPct
FG% 3P% FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Team
Pts
Opp
1. 2016 Golden State Warriors 73-9 .890 - .487 .416 .763 46.2 28.9 8.4 6.1 114.9 104.1
2. 1996 Chicago Bulls 72-10 .878 .478 .403 .746 44.6 24.8 9.1 4.2 105.2 92.9
3. 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 69-13 .842 .490 - .734 56.4 27.2 - - 121.0 108.7
1997 Chicago Bulls 69-13 .842 .473 .373 .747 45.1 26.1 8.7 4.0 103.1 92.3
5. 1967 Philadelphia 76ers 68-13 .840 .483 - .680 70.4 26.4 - - 125.2 115.8
6. 2017 Golden State Warriors 20-4 .833 - .499 .378 .782 44.6 31.1 9.6 6.6 118.1 105.9
7. 1973 Boston Celtics 68-14 .829 - .448 - .780 58.6 28.3 - - 112.7 104.5
8. 1986 Boston Celtics 67-15 .817 .508 .351 .794 46.4 29.1 7.8 6.2 114.1 104.7
1992 Chicago Bulls 67-15 .817 .508 .304 .744 44.0 27.8 8.2 5.9 109.9 99.5
2000 Los Angeles Lakers 67-15 .817 .459 .329 .696 47.0 23.4 7.5 6.5 100.8 92.3
2007 Dallas Mavericks 67-15 .817 - .467 .381 .805 41.9 19.9 6.8 5.0 100.0 92.8
2015 Golden State Warriors 67-15 .817 .478 .398 .768 44.7 27.4 9.3 6.0 110.0 99.9
2016 San Antonio Spurs 67-15 .817 - .484 .375 .803 43.9 24.5 8.3 5.9 103.5 92.9
14. 1947 Washington Capitols 49-11 .817 - .297 - .706 - 6.3 - - 73.8 63.9
15. 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 66-16 .805 .509 - .742 53.0 27.4 - - 118.4 106.2
2008 Boston Celtics 66-16 .805 .475 .381 .771 42.0 22.4 8.5 4.6 100.5 90.3
2009 Cleveland Cavaliers 66-16 .805 - .468 .393 .757 42.2 20.3 7.2 5.3 100.3 91.4
2013 Miami Heat 66-16 .805 .496 .396 .754 38.6 23.0 8.7 5.4 102.9 95.0
19. 1950 Syracuse Nationals 51-13 .797 - .354 - .706 - 23.0 - - 84.9 76.7
20. 1983 Philadelphia 76ers 65-17 .793 .499 .229 .742 47.9 24.6 9.9 7.0 112.1 104.4
1987 Los Angeles Lakers 65-17 .793 .516 .367 .789 44.4 29.6 8.9 5.9 117.8 108.5
2009 Los Angeles Lakers 65-17 .793 .474 .361 .770 43.9 23.3 8.8 5.1 106.9 99.3
23. 2017 San Antonio Spurs 19-5 .792 - .463 .400 .818 42.0 23.3 8.2 5.8 103.4 97.8
24. 1960 Boston Celtics 59-16 .787 .417 - .734 80.2 24.7 - - 124.5 116.2
Rk Season
Team
W-L
WPct
FG% 3P% FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Team
Pts
Opp
25. 1996 Seattle Supersonics 64-18 .781 - .480 .364 .760 41.5 24.4 10.8 4.8 104.5 96.7
1997 Utah Jazz 64-18 .781 - .504 .370 .769 40.2 26.8 9.1 5.1 103.1 94.3
2006 Detroit Pistons 64-18 .781 - .455 .384 .727 40.5 24.0 7.1 6.0 96.8 90.2
28. 1965 Boston Celtics 62-18 .775 .414 - .731 71.9 22.2 - - 112.8 104.4
29. 2017 Cleveland Cavaliers 17-5 .773 - .466 .401 .765 44.3 22.7 6.8 4.5 111.5 103.6
30. 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 63-19 .768 - .498 - .739 52.1 26.3 - - 114.6 103.5
1982 Boston Celtics 63-19 .768 - .499 .266 .740 45.6 25.9 8.0 6.9 112.0 105.6
1985 Boston Celtics 63-19 .768 - .508 .356 .806 45.7 27.9 7.9 5.0 114.8 108.1
1989 Detroit Pistons 63-19 .768 .494 .300 .769 45.1 24.7 6.4 5.0 106.6 100.8
1990 Los Angeles Lakers 63-19 .768 - .490 .367 .787 43.4 27.2 8.0 5.4 110.7 103.9
1991 Portland Trail Blazers 63-19 .768 - .485 .377 .753 45.9 27.5 8.8 5.0 114.7 106.0
1994 Seattle Supersonics 63-19 .768 - .484 .335 .745 41.2 25.8 12.8 4.5 105.9 96.9
2006 San Antonio Spurs 63-19 .768 - .472 .385 .702 41.5 20.9 6.6 5.7 95.6 88.8
38. 2012 Chicago Bulls 50-16 .758 - .452 .375 .722 46.7 23.1 6.9 5.9 96.3 88.2
2012 San Antonio Spurs 50-16 .758 - .478 .393 .748 43.0 23.2 7.4 4.4 103.7 96.5
40. 1968 Philadelphia 76ers 62-20 .756 - .471 - .635 72.1 26.8 - - 122.6 114.0
1981 Boston Celtics 62-20 .756 .504 .270 .752 43.6 26.9 8.3 7.2 109.9 104.0
1981 Philadelphia 76ers 62-20 .756 - .514 .226 .768 45.2 28.9 10.5 7.2 111.7 103.8
1984 Boston Celtics 62-20 .756 .500 .240 .792 45.1 25.9 8.2 5.2 112.1 105.6
1985 Los Angeles Lakers 62-20 .756 .545 .305 .763 44.1 31.4 8.5 5.9 118.2 110.9
1986 Los Angeles Lakers 62-20 .756 - .522 .337 .778 44.6 29.7 8.5 5.1 117.3 109.5
1988 Los Angeles Lakers 62-20 .756 .505 .297 .789 43.5 28.6 8.2 4.9 112.8 107.0
1993 Phoenix Suns 62-20 .756 - .493 .363 .753 44.5 25.5 9.2 5.5 113.4 106.7
1995 San Antonio Spurs 62-20 .756 - .484 .375 .738 45.0 23.4 8.0 5.6 106.6 100.6
1998 Chicago Bulls 62-20 .756 .451 .323 .743 44.9 23.8 8.5 4.3 96.7 89.6
1998 Utah Jazz 62-20 .756 - .490 .372 .773 41.1 25.2 7.9 5.0 101.0 94.4
2005 Phoenix Suns 62-20 .756 - .477 .393 .748 44.1 23.5 7.0 5.5 110.4 103.3
2009 Boston Celtics 62-20 .756 - .486 .397 .765 42.1 22.7 7.6 4.7 100.9 93.4
2011 Chicago Bulls 62-20 .756 - .462 .361 .743 44.2 22.3 7.2 5.7 98.6 91.3
2014 San Antonio Spurs 62-20 .756 .486 .397 .785 43.3 25.2 7.4 5.1 105.4 97.6

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