Which NBA team had the longest winning streak in the 1987-88 season?

The Los Angeles Lakers had the longest winning streak within the 1987-88 regular season at 15 straight games. During this streak they beat their opponents by an average of 10.0 points. The streak started on Dec 11, 1987 and ended on Jan 12, 1988. In the playoffs, the Lakers made it to the Finals where they beat the Detroit Pistons.

Longest 1987-88 NBA Winning Streaks

Team Winning Streak Start End Result
1 Los Angeles Lakers 15 Dec 11 Jan 12 Won Finals
2 Dallas Mavericks 11 Feb 14 Mar 4 Lost Conf Finals
3 Denver Nuggets 10 Mar 20 Apr 8 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 10 Dec 1 Dec 26 Lost Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 10 Feb 11 Feb 28 Won Finals
6 Portland Trail Blazers 9 Nov 20 Dec 6 Lost First Round
Portland Trail Blazers 9 Feb 26 Mar 15 Lost First Round
8 Boston Celtics 8 Mar 26 Apr 13 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 8 Nov 6 Nov 20 Won Finals
10 Atlanta Hawks 7 Mar 26 Apr 7 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 7 Jan 12 Jan 22 Lost Conf Finals
Dallas Mavericks 7 Jan 18 Jan 29 Lost Conf Finals
Detroit Pistons 7 Mar 9 Mar 22 Lost Finals
Indiana Pacers 7 Feb 4 Feb 21 Missed Playoffs
Los Angeles Lakers 7 Jan 22 Feb 4 Won Finals
Washington Bullets 7 Feb 25 Mar 9 Lost First Round
17 Atlanta Hawks 6 Dec 25 Jan 5 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 6 Mar 4 Mar 15 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 6 Dec 15 Dec 27 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 6 Nov 6 Nov 15 Lost Conf Finals
Chicago Bulls 6 Apr 6 Apr 19 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 6 Feb 23 Mar 2 Lost Finals
Detroit Pistons 6 Feb 9 Feb 18 Lost Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 6 Jan 13 Jan 22 Lost First Round
25 Atlanta Hawks 5 Nov 28 Dec 8 Lost Conf Semi
Atlanta Hawks 5 Dec 11 Dec 19 Lost Conf Semi
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 Jan 27 Feb 3 Lost First Round
Dallas Mavericks 5 Dec 4 Dec 13 Lost Conf Finals
Dallas Mavericks 5 Dec 22 Jan 2 Lost Conf Finals
Denver Nuggets 5 Jan 28 Feb 9 Lost Conf Semi
Denver Nuggets 5 Apr 11 Apr 19 Lost Conf Semi
Portland Trail Blazers 5 Dec 12 Dec 22 Lost First Round
Utah Jazz 5 Feb 29 Mar 7 Lost Conf Semi
Utah Jazz 5 Apr 16 Apr 23 Lost Conf Semi
35 Boston Celtics 4 Feb 19 Feb 26 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 4 Jan 2 Jan 8 Lost Conf Finals
Chicago Bulls 4 Jan 2 Jan 9 Lost Conf Semi
Chicago Bulls 4 Nov 7 Nov 13 Lost Conf Semi
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Apr 6 Apr 12 Lost First Round
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Apr 15 Apr 23 Lost First Round
Dallas Mavericks 4 Apr 6 Apr 12 Lost Conf Finals
Denver Nuggets 4 Feb 22 Feb 28 Lost Conf Semi
Houston Rockets 4 Jan 30 Feb 9 Lost First Round
Houston Rockets 4 Dec 29 Jan 4 Lost First Round
Houston Rockets 4 Nov 10 Nov 15 Lost First Round
Los Angeles Lakers 4 Apr 19 Apr 24 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 4 Mar 4 Mar 9 Won Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 4 Feb 15 Feb 21 Lost First Round
Philadelphia 76ers 4 Jan 4 Jan 9 Missed Playoffs
Phoenix Suns 4 Mar 15 Mar 21 Missed Playoffs
San Antonio Spurs 4 Dec 2 Dec 12 Lost First Round
Seattle SuperSonics 4 Nov 18 Nov 24 Lost First Round
Utah Jazz 4 Feb 15 Feb 20 Lost Conf Semi
Utah Jazz 4 Jan 30 Feb 4 Lost Conf Semi
Washington Bullets 4 Jan 20 Jan 25 Lost First Round
Team Winning Streak Start End Result
1 Los Angeles Lakers 15 Dec 11 Jan 12 Won Finals
2 Dallas Mavericks 11 Feb 14 Mar 4 Lost Conf Finals
3 Denver Nuggets 10 Mar 20 Apr 8 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 10 Dec 1 Dec 26 Lost Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 10 Feb 11 Feb 28 Won Finals
6 Portland Trail Blazers 9 Nov 20 Dec 6 Lost First Round
Portland Trail Blazers 9 Feb 26 Mar 15 Lost First Round
8 Boston Celtics 8 Mar 26 Apr 13 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 8 Apr 19 May 8 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 8 Nov 6 Nov 20 Won Finals
11 Atlanta Hawks 7 Mar 26 Apr 7 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 7 Jan 12 Jan 22 Lost Conf Finals
Dallas Mavericks 7 Jan 18 Jan 29 Lost Conf Finals
Detroit Pistons 7 Mar 9 Mar 22 Lost Finals
Indiana Pacers 7 Feb 4 Feb 21 Missed Playoffs
Los Angeles Lakers 7 Jan 22 Feb 4 Won Finals
Washington Bullets 7 Feb 25 Mar 9 Lost First Round
18 Atlanta Hawks 6 Dec 25 Jan 5 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 6 Mar 4 Mar 15 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 6 Dec 15 Dec 27 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 6 Nov 6 Nov 15 Lost Conf Finals
Chicago Bulls 6 Apr 6 Apr 19 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 6 Feb 23 Mar 2 Lost Finals
Detroit Pistons 6 Feb 9 Feb 18 Lost Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 6 Jan 13 Jan 22 Lost First Round
26 Atlanta Hawks 5 Nov 28 Dec 8 Lost Conf Semi
Atlanta Hawks 5 Dec 11 Dec 19 Lost Conf Semi
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 Jan 27 Feb 3 Lost First Round
Dallas Mavericks 5 Dec 4 Dec 13 Lost Conf Finals
Dallas Mavericks 5 Dec 22 Jan 2 Lost Conf Finals
Denver Nuggets 5 Jan 28 Feb 9 Lost Conf Semi
Denver Nuggets 5 Apr 11 Apr 19 Lost Conf Semi
Portland Trail Blazers 5 Dec 12 Dec 22 Lost First Round
Utah Jazz 5 Feb 29 Mar 7 Lost Conf Semi
Utah Jazz 5 Apr 16 Apr 23 Lost Conf Semi
36 Boston Celtics 4 Feb 19 Feb 26 Lost Conf Finals
Boston Celtics 4 Jan 2 Jan 8 Lost Conf Finals
Chicago Bulls 4 Jan 2 Jan 9 Lost Conf Semi
Chicago Bulls 4 Nov 7 Nov 13 Lost Conf Semi
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Apr 6 Apr 12 Lost First Round
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 Apr 15 Apr 23 Lost First Round
Dallas Mavericks 4 Apr 6 Apr 12 Lost Conf Finals
Denver Nuggets 4 Feb 22 Feb 28 Lost Conf Semi
Detroit Pistons 4 May 14 May 25 Lost Finals
Houston Rockets 4 Jan 30 Feb 9 Lost First Round
Houston Rockets 4 Dec 29 Jan 4 Lost First Round
Houston Rockets 4 Nov 10 Nov 15 Lost First Round
Los Angeles Lakers 4 Mar 4 Mar 9 Won Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 4 Feb 15 Feb 21 Lost First Round
Philadelphia 76ers 4 Jan 4 Jan 9 Missed Playoffs
Phoenix Suns 4 Mar 15 Mar 21 Missed Playoffs
Portland Trail Blazers 4 Apr 20 Apr 28 Lost First Round
San Antonio Spurs 4 Dec 2 Dec 12 Lost First Round
Seattle SuperSonics 4 Nov 18 Nov 24 Lost First Round
Utah Jazz 4 Feb 15 Feb 20 Lost Conf Semi
Utah Jazz 4 Jan 30 Feb 4 Lost Conf Semi
Washington Bullets 4 Jan 20 Jan 25 Lost First Round

Were there any historic NBA winning streaks in the 1987-88 season?

Yes, one winning streak during the 1987-88 NBA season is in the all time top 50 winning streaks in the same season. The 15 game winning streak by the Los Angeles Lakers is the 30th longest same season winning streak in NBA history.

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