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NBA Regular Season: Best 50 Teams in NBA History

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

NBA Best Season Records


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

  Year Team W L WPct   FG% 3P% FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk TO Pts
1 1996 Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878 .478 .403 .746 44.6 24.8 9.1 4.2 14.3 105.2
2 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 69 13 .841 NBA Champions .490 .734 56.4 27.2 121.0
  1997 Chicago Bulls 69 13 .841 NBA Champions .473 .373 .747 45.1 26.1 8.7 4.0 13.5 103.1
4 1967 Philadelphia 76ers 68 13 .840 NBA Champions .483   .680 70.4 26.4       125.2
5 1973 Boston Celtics 68 14 .829   .448 .780 58.6 28.3 112.7
6 1986 Boston Celtics 67 15 .817 NBA Champions .508 .351 .794 46.4 29.1 7.8 6.2 16.6 114.1
  1992 Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817 NBA Champions .508 .304 .744 44.0 27.8 8.2 5.9 13.3 109.9
  2000 Los Angeles Lakers 67 15 .817 NBA Champions .459 .329 .696 47.0 23.4 7.5 6.5 13.9 100.8
  2007 Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817   .467 .381 .805 41.9 19.9 6.8 5.0 13.9 100.0
10 1947 Washington Capitols * 49 11 .817   .297 .706 6.3 73.8
11 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 66 16 .805 NBA Champions .509   .742 53.0 27.4       118.4
  2008 Boston Celtics 66 16 .805 NBA Champions .475 .381 .771 42.0 22.4 8.5 4.6 15.2 100.5
  2009 Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805   .468 .393 .757 42.2 20.3 7.2 5.3 12.7 100.3
  2013 Miami Heat 66 16 .805 NBA Champions .496 .396 .754 38.6 23.0 8.7 5.4 13.9 102.9
15 1950 Syracuse Nationals 51 13 .797   .354 .706 23.0 84.8
16 1983 Philadelphia 76ers 65 17 .793 NBA Champions .499 .229 .742 47.9 24.6 9.9 7.0 19.8 112.1
  1987 Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793 NBA Champions .516 .367 .789 44.4 29.6 8.9 5.9 16.6 117.8
  2009 Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793 NBA Champions .474 .361 .770 43.3 23.3 8.8 5.1 13.5 106.9
19 1960 Boston Celtics 59 16 .787 NBA Champions .417   .734 80.2 24.7       124.5
20 1996 Seattle Supersonics 64 18 .780   .480 .364 .760 41.5 24.4 10.8 4.8 17.6 104.5
  1997 Utah Jazz 64 18 .780   .504 .370 .769 40.2 26.8 9.1 5.1 15.4 103.1
  2006 Detroit Pistons 64 18 .780   .455 .384 .727 40.5 24.0 7.1 6.0 11.4 96.8
23 1965 Boston Celtics 62 18 .775 NBA Champions .414   .731 71.8 22.2       112.8
24 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 63 19 .768   .498 .739 52.1 26.3 114.6
  1982 Boston Celtics 63 19 .768   .499 .266 .740 45.6 25.9 8.0 6.9 17.7 112.0
  1985 Boston Celtics 63 19 .768   .508 .356 .806 45.7 27.9 7.9 5.0 16.2 114.8
  1989 Detroit Pistons 63 19 .768 NBA Champions .494 .300 .769 45.1 24.7 6.4 5.0 16.3 106.6
  1990 Los Angeles Lakers 63 19 .768   .490 .367 .787 43.4 27.2 8.0 5.4 15.0 110.7
  1991 Portland Trail Blazers 63 19 .768   .485 .377 .753 45.9 27.5 8.8 5.0 16.0 114.7
  1994 Seattle Supersonics 63 19 .768   .484 .335 .745 41.2 25.8 12.8 4.5 15.4 105.9
  Year Team W L WPct   FG% 3P% FT% Reb Ast Stl Blk TO Pts
  2006 San Antonio Spurs 63 19 .768   .472 .385 .702 41.5 20.9 6.6 5.7 13.7 95.6
32 2012 Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758   .452 .375 .722 46.7 23.1 6.9 5.9 14.0 96.3
  2012 San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758   .478 .393 .748 43.0 23.2 7.4 4.4 13.6 103.7
34 1968 Philadelphia 76ers 62 20 .756   .471 .635 72.1 26.8 122.6
  1981 Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 NBA Champions .504 .270 .752 43.6 26.9 8.3 7.2 19.2 109.9
  1981 Philadelphia 76ers 62 20 .756   .514 .226 .768 45.2 28.9 10.5 7.2 20.8 111.7
  1984 Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 NBA Champions .500 .240 .792 45.1 25.9 8.2 5.2 17.3 112.1
  1985 Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756 NBA Champions .545 .305 .763 44.1 31.4 8.5 5.9 18.7 118.2
  1986 Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756   .522 .337 .778 44.6 29.7 8.5 5.1 17.9 117.3
  1988 Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756 NBA Champions .505 .297 .789 43.5 28.6 8.2 4.9 16.1 112.8
  1993 Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756   .493 .363 .753 44.5 25.5 9.2 5.5 16.6 113.4
  1995 San Antonio Spurs 62 20 .756   .484 .375 .738 45.0 23.4 8.0 5.6 15.2 106.6
  1998 Utah Jazz 62 20 .756   .490 .372 .773 41.1 25.2 7.9 5.0 15.4 101.0
  1998 Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756 NBA Champions .451 .323 .743 44.9 23.8 8.5 4.3 14.4 96.7
  2005 Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756   .477 .393 .748 44.1 23.5 7.0 5.5 13.7 110.4
  2009 Boston Celtics 62 20 .756   .486 .397 .765 42.1 22.7 7.6 4.7 15.6 100.9
  2011 Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756   ..462 .361 .743 44.2 22.3 7.2 5.7 14.2 98.6
48 1949 Rochester Royals * 45 15 .750   .372   .689   21.0       84.0
  1950 Rochester Royals 51 17 .750   .373 .729 20.3 82.4
  1950 Minneapolis Lakers 51 17 .750 NBA Champions .367   .741   20.7       84.1
  1962 Boston Celtics 60 20 .750 NBA Champions .423 .728 76.0 25.6 121.1

* BAA

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