Which NBA team has the longest regular season winning streak?

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers have the longest winning streak within the same regular season in NBA history at 33 straight games. During this streak they beat their opponents by an average of 16.0 points. In the playoffs, the Lakers made it to the Finals where they beat the New York Knicks.

Which NBA team had the longest winning streak but still missed the playoffs?

The 2016-17 Miami Heat and the 2007-08 Portland Trail Blazers both won 13 straight games during the regular season, but failed to make the NBA Playoffs.

Which NBA team had the longest winning streak and went on to win the NBA Title?

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers have the record for the longest winning streak within a season in which they went on to win the NBA Title, at 33 games.

Longest Same Season NBA Winning Streaks

Team Year Winning Streak Result
1 Los Angeles Lakers 1972 33 Won Finals
2 Miami Heat 2013 27 Won Finals
3 Golden State Warriors 2016 24 Lost Finals
4 Houston Rockets 2008 22 Lost First Round
5 Milwaukee Bucks 1971 20 Won Finals
6 Atlanta Hawks 2015 19 Lost Conf Finals
San Antonio Spurs 2014 19 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 2009 19 Lost Conf Semi
Los Angeles Lakers 2000 19 Won Finals
10 Phoenix Suns 2022 18 Lost Conf Semi
Milwaukee Bucks 2020 18 Lost Conf Semi
Chicago Bulls 1996 18 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1982 18 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 1970 18 Won Finals
15 Houston Rockets 2018 17 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Clippers 2013 17 Lost First Round
Dallas Mavericks 2007 17 Lost First Round
Phoenix Suns 2007 17 Lost Conf Semi
San Antonio Spurs 1996 17 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 1960 17 Won Finals
21 Milwaukee Bucks 2023 16 Lost First Round
Philadelphia 76ers 2018 16 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 2018 16 Lost Conf Finals
Golden State Warriors 2015 16 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 2000 16 Won Finals
Portland Trail Blazers 1991 16 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1991 16 Lost Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1971 16 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1965 16 Won Finals
30 Toronto Raptors 2020 15 Lost Conf Semi
Denver Nuggets 2013 15 Lost First Round
Phoenix Suns 2007 15 Lost Conf Semi
Utah Jazz 1997 15 Lost Finals
Utah Jazz 1997 15 Lost Finals
San Antonio Spurs 1995 15 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 1994 15 Lost Finals
Houston Rockets 1994 15 Won Finals
Houston Rockets 1993 15 Lost Conf Semi
Los Angeles Lakers 1988 15 Won Finals
Rochester Royals 1950 15 Lost Div Semi
Washington Capitols  1949 15 Lost Finals
42 Houston Rockets 2018 14 Lost Conf Finals
Golden State Warriors 2017 14 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 2011 14 Lost Conf Semi
New Jersey Nets 2006 14 Lost Conf Semi
Miami Heat 2005 14 Lost Conf Finals
New Jersey Nets 2004 14 Lost Conf Semi
Dallas Mavericks 2003 14 Lost Conf Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 1996 14 Lost Finals
Utah Jazz 1995 14 Lost First Round
Atlanta Hawks 1994 14 Lost Conf Semi
Phoenix Suns 1993 14 Lost Finals
Chicago Bulls 1992 14 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1986 14 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1983 14 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1979 14 Lost Conf Semi
Milwaukee Bucks 1973 14 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 1958 14 Lost Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 1950 14 Won Finals
Team Year Winning Streak Result
1 Los Angeles Lakers 1972 33 Won Finals
2 Miami Heat 2013 27 Won Finals
3 Golden State Warriors 2016 24 Lost Finals
4 Houston Rockets 2008 22 Lost First Round
5 San Antonio Spurs 2012 20 Lost Conf Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1971 20 Won Finals
7 Atlanta Hawks 2015 19 Lost Conf Finals
San Antonio Spurs 2014 19 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 2009 19 Lost Conf Semi
Los Angeles Lakers 2001 19 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 2000 19 Won Finals
12 Phoenix Suns 2022 18 Lost Conf Semi
Milwaukee Bucks 2020 18 Lost Conf Semi
Chicago Bulls 1996 18 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1982 18 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 1970 18 Won Finals
17 Philadelphia 76ers 2018 17 Lost Conf Semi
Houston Rockets 2018 17 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Clippers 2013 17 Lost First Round
Dallas Mavericks 2007 17 Lost First Round
Phoenix Suns 2007 17 Lost Conf Semi
San Antonio Spurs 2004 17 Lost Conf Semi
San Antonio Spurs 1996 17 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 1960 17 Won Finals
25 Milwaukee Bucks 2023 16 Lost First Round
Boston Celtics 2018 16 Lost Conf Finals
Golden State Warriors 2017 16 Won Finals
Golden State Warriors 2015 16 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 2000 16 Won Finals
Portland Trail Blazers 1991 16 Lost Conf Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1991 16 Lost Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1989 16 Lost Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1971 16 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1965 16 Won Finals
35 Toronto Raptors 2020 15 Lost Conf Semi
Denver Nuggets 2013 15 Lost First Round
Phoenix Suns 2007 15 Lost Conf Semi
Utah Jazz 1997 15 Lost Finals
Utah Jazz 1997 15 Lost Finals
San Antonio Spurs 1995 15 Lost Conf Finals
New York Knicks 1994 15 Lost Finals
Houston Rockets 1994 15 Won Finals
Houston Rockets 1993 15 Lost Conf Semi
Los Angeles Lakers 1988 15 Won Finals
Milwaukee Bucks 1973 15 Lost Conf Semi
Rochester Royals 1950 15 Lost Div Semi
Washington Capitols  1949 15 Lost Finals
48 Houston Rockets 2018 14 Lost Conf Finals
Golden State Warriors 2017 14 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 2011 14 Lost Conf Semi
Orlando Magic 2010 14 Lost Conf Finals
New Jersey Nets 2006 14 Lost Conf Semi
Miami Heat 2005 14 Lost Conf Finals
New Jersey Nets 2004 14 Lost Conf Semi
Dallas Mavericks 2003 14 Lost Conf Finals
Seattle SuperSonics 1996 14 Lost Finals
Utah Jazz 1995 14 Lost First Round
Atlanta Hawks 1994 14 Lost Conf Semi
Phoenix Suns 1993 14 Lost Finals
Chicago Bulls 1992 14 Won Finals
Boston Celtics 1986 14 Won Finals
Philadelphia 76ers 1983 14 Won Finals
Los Angeles Lakers 1979 14 Lost Conf Semi
Boston Celtics 1958 14 Lost Finals
Minneapolis Lakers 1950 14 Won Finals

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