NBA Longest Winning Streaks - Regular Season

This is the list with the all-time best winning streaks in NBA history in the regular season.

The 1972 Lakers led by Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Gail Goodrich are at the top with their famous 33 victories. The Lakers appear 4 more times here. Thirteen of the 33 teams from this list ended up winning the championship (that includes twice the 1971 Bucks and twice the 2000 Lakers).

In 2013 LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the defending champions Miami Heat climbed to the second place with a fantastic winning streak of 27 games.

The Rockets of 2007-08 won 22 games despite losing Yao Ming after their 12th victory. The 2008-09 Celtics saw their franchise record 19-game winning streak come to an end in the worst scenario: at L.A. against the Lakers on Christmas Day. In 2013-14 the Spurs had the best winning-streak in franchise history with 19 victories. The same did the 2014-15 Hawks.

The defending champions Warriors set the record in 2015-16 for best season start in NBA history with 24 consecutive wins, also the third best winning streak in history ( the second if you take into account streaks that spanned over 2 seasons ).

NBA Champions = NBA Champions

Longest Winning Streaks in One Season

Wins
Team
NBA season
 From - to
33 Los Angeles Lakers
1971-72
27 Miami Heat
2012-13
24 Golden State Warriors
2015-16  ??
22 Houston Rockets
2007-08
20 Milwaukee Bucks
1970-71
19 Atlanta Hawks
2014-15
19 San Antonio Spurs
2013-14
19 Boston Celtics
2008-09
19 Los Angeles Lakers
1999-00
18 Chicago Bulls
1995-96
18 Boston Celtics
1981-82
18 New York Knicks
1969-70
17 Los Angeles Clippers
2012-13
17 Dallas Mavericks
2006-07
17 Phoenix Suns
2006-07
17 San Antonio Spurs
1995-96
17 Boston Celtics
1959-60
17 Washington Capitols
(defunct franchise)
1946-47
16 Golden State Warriors
2014-15
16 Los Angeles Lakers
1999-00
16 Portland Trail Blazers
1990-91
16 Los Angeles Lakers
1990-91
16 Milwaukee Bucks
1970-71
16 Boston Celtics
1964-65
15 Denver Nuggets
2012-13
15 Phoenix Suns
2006-07
15 Utah Jazz
1996-97
15 Utah Jazz
1996-97
15 San Antonio Spurs
1994-95
15 New York Knicks
1993-94
15 Houston Rockets
1993-94
15 Houston Rockets
1992-93
15 Los Angeles Lakers
1987-88
15 Washington Capitols
1948-49
15 Washington Capitols
1946-47

Note: the following table does not include Playoff games.

Longest Winning Streaks Spanning Over 2 Seasons

Wins
Team
NBA season
 From - to
28
(4+24)
Golden State Warriors
2014-15 (4)
2015-16 (24) ??
20
(5+15)
Washington Capitols
1947-48 (5)
1948-49 (15)
18
(15+3)
Rochester Royals
1949-50 (15)
1950-51 (3)
18
(11+7)
Philadelphia 76ers
1965-66 (11)
1966-67 (7)
16
(14+2)
Milwaukee Bucks
1972-73 (14)
1973-74 (2)

related: Longest Losing Streaks in One Season