Who is the best NBA team to not win the NBA Title?

Based on winning percentage, the 2016 Golden State Warriors had the best regular season in history at 73-9, but did not win the NBA Title. The Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals.

Best NBA Regular Season Records

Team Year Record Result
1 Golden State Warriors 2016 73-9 Lost Finals
2 Chicago Bulls 1996 72-10 Won Finals
3 Chicago Bulls 1997 69-13 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1972 69-13 Won Finals
5 Philadelphia 76ers 1967 68-13 Won Finals
6 Boston Celtics 1973 68-14 Lost Conf Finals
7 Golden State Warriors 2017 67-15 Won Finals
San Antonio Spurs 2016 67-15 Lost Conf Semi
Golden State Warriors 2015 67-15 Won Finals
Dallas Mavericks 2007 67-15 Lost First Round
Los Angeles Lakers 2000 67-15 Won Finals
Chicago Bulls 1992 67-15 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1986 67-15 Won Finals
14 Miami Heat 2013 66-16 Won Finals
Cleveland Cavaliers 2009 66-16 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 2008 66-16 Won Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1971 66-16 Won Finals
18 Houston Rockets 2018 65-17 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 2009 65-17 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1987 65-17 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1983 65-17 Won Finals
22 Boston Celtics 1960 59-16 Won Finals
23 Detroit Pistons 2006 64-18 Lost Conf Finals
Utah Jazz 1997 64-18 Lost Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 1996 64-18 Lost Finals
26 Boston Celtics 1965 62-18 Won Finals
27 San Antonio Spurs 2006 63-19 Lost Conf Semi
Seattle SuperSonics 1994 63-19 Lost First Round
Portland Trail Blazers 1991 63-19 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1990 63-19 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 1989 63-19 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1985 63-19 Lost Finals
Boston Celtics 1982 63-19 Lost Conf Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1972 63-19 Lost Conf Finals
35 Milwaukee Bucks 2020 56-17 Lost Conf Semi
36 San Antonio Spurs 2012 50-16 Lost Conf Finals
Chicago Bulls 2012 50-16 Lost First Round
38 San Antonio Spurs 2014 62-20 Won Finals
Chicago Bulls 2011 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 2009 62-20 Lost Conf Semi
Phoenix Suns 2005 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Utah Jazz 1998 62-20 Lost Finals
Chicago Bulls 1998 62-20 Won Finals
San Antonio Spurs 1995 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Phoenix Suns 1993 62-20 Lost Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1988 62-20 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1986 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1985 62-20 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1984 62-20 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1981 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 1981 62-20 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1968 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Team Year Record Result
1 Golden State Warriors 2016 73-9 Lost Finals
2 Chicago Bulls 1996 72-10 Won Finals
3 Chicago Bulls 1997 69-13 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1972 69-13 Won Finals
5 Philadelphia 76ers 1967 68-13 Won Finals
6 Boston Celtics 1973 68-14 Lost Conf Finals
7 Golden State Warriors 2017 67-15 Won Finals
San Antonio Spurs 2016 67-15 Lost Conf Semi
Golden State Warriors 2015 67-15 Won Finals
Dallas Mavericks 2007 67-15 Lost First Round
Los Angeles Lakers 2000 67-15 Won Finals
Chicago Bulls 1992 67-15 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1986 67-15 Won Finals
14 Miami Heat 2013 66-16 Won Finals
Cleveland Cavaliers 2009 66-16 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 2008 66-16 Won Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1971 66-16 Won Finals
18 Houston Rockets 2018 65-17 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 2009 65-17 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1987 65-17 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1983 65-17 Won Finals
22 Detroit Pistons 2006 64-18 Lost Conf Finals
Utah Jazz 1997 64-18 Lost Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 1996 64-18 Lost Finals
25 San Antonio Spurs 2006 63-19 Lost Conf Semi
Seattle SuperSonics 1994 63-19 Lost First Round
Portland Trail Blazers 1991 63-19 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1990 63-19 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 1989 63-19 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1985 63-19 Lost Finals
Boston Celtics 1982 63-19 Lost Conf Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1972 63-19 Lost Conf Finals
33 Boston Celtics 1965 62-18 Won Finals
34 San Antonio Spurs 2014 62-20 Won Finals
Chicago Bulls 2011 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 2009 62-20 Lost Conf Semi
Phoenix Suns 2005 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Utah Jazz 1998 62-20 Lost Finals
Chicago Bulls 1998 62-20 Won Finals
San Antonio Spurs 1995 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Phoenix Suns 1993 62-20 Lost Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1988 62-20 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1986 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1985 62-20 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1984 62-20 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1981 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 1981 62-20 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1968 62-20 Lost Conf Finals
49 San Antonio Spurs 2017 61-21 Lost Conf Finals
San Antonio Spurs 2011 61-21 Lost First Round
Cleveland Cavaliers 2010 61-21 Lost Conf Semi
Phoenix Suns 2007 61-21 Lost Conf Semi
Indiana Pacers 2004 61-21 Lost Conf Finals
Sacramento Kings 2002 61-21 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1998 61-21 Lost Conf Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 1998 61-21 Lost Conf Semi
Miami Heat 1997 61-21 Lost Conf Finals
Chicago Bulls 1991 61-21 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1980 61-21 Lost Conf Finals

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