NBA Franchise Best Records By Team

Below is a listing of the NBA's current 29 franchises sorted by their best season in team history and the division in which the team resided during that season.

Atlantic Division Record Year Comments
Philadelphia 76ers 68-13 1966-67 Actually were in the Eastern Division in 1966-67
Boston Celtics 68-14 1972-73 Best record ever for non NBA champ
Miami Heat 61-21 1996-97 Heat started in Midwest Division
New York Knicks 60-22 1970-71 Also won 60 in 1992-93
Orlando Magic 60-22 1995-96 Magic moved around NBA like Heat
New Jersey Nets 52-30 2001-02 Nets are a former ABA team
Los Angeles Clippers 49-33 1974-75 Were the Buffalo Braves back then
Central Division Record Year Comments
Chicago Bulls 72-10 1995-96 Bulls moved to Central in 1980
Detroit Pistons 63-19 1988-89 Pistons moved to Central in 1980
Indiana Pacers 61-21 2003-04 Pacers are a former ABA team
Washington Bullets 60-22 1974-75 Won only NBA title in1978
Atlanta Hawks 57-25 1993-94 Also won 57 in 1986-87
Cleveland Cavaliers 57-25 1988-89 Cavs only division title in 1976
New Orleans Hornets 54-28 1996-97 While Hornets were in Charlotte
Toronto Raptors 50-32 1999-00 Young team has had a few good years
Midwest Division Record Year Comments
Milwaukee Bucks 66-16 1970-71 Bucks moved to Central in 1980
San Antonio Spurs 62-20 1994-95 Spurs moved to Midwest in 1980
Utah Jazz 62-20 1997-98 Jazz didn't do well in New Orleans
Dallas Mavericks 60-22 2002-03 Mavs only division title was in 1987
Houston Rockets 58-24 1993-94 Rockets moved to Midwest in 1980
Minnesota Timberwolves 58-24 2003-04 8 straight round 1 outs
Denver Nuggets 54-28 1987-88 Nuggets were one of ABA's best
Memphis Grizzlies 50-32 2002-03 Griz & Raptors: youngest NBA teams
Pacific Division Record Year Comments
Los Angeles Lakers 69-13 1971-72 Lakers reach finals nearly 50% of time
Seattle Supersonics 64-18 1995-96 Only NBA Title in 1979
Portland Trail Blazers 63-19 1990-91 Only NBA Title in 1977
Phoenix Suns 62-20 1992-93 Oldest NBA team to never win title
Sacramento Kings 61-21 2001-02 Moved from Kansas City in 1985
Golden State Warriors 59-23 1975-76 Philadelphia to San Francisco to G.S.