NBA Longest Winning Streak History – Regular Season

What is most excited to see your favorite team beats the opponent in the home court or away game? It’s your favorite NBA team to continue to maintain the longest winning streak during the regular season and playoff games.

NBA 2020-21 Most Winning Streak

Let’s go over the NBA 2020-21 season winning streak before we go over the NBA’s longest winning streak in history. As of February 12, 2021, Utah Jazz leading in the Western Conference standings with 21 wins and 5 losses, and La Lakers came in second with 21 wins and 6 losses. Both teams obviously on a winning streak with the stats they presented with, but can you guess what is their longest winning streak this season, and what is the current winning streak?

From Feb 2-Feb 12, 2021, Utah Jazz is on six winning streaks. They were on 11 winning streaks from Jan 8-Jan 29, 2021 before they lost to Deven Nuggets on January 31, 2021 (117-128). With Donovan Mitchell averaging 24.1 per game and five other players averaging over 10+ points per game help, the Jazz gains the best standing. Let’s hope Jazz continues with their winning streak before the playoff.

La Lakers came in second in Western Conference trailing by 1 loss (21 wins and 6 losses). With the help of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ current winning streak is 7 from Jan 30-Feb 12, 2021. Let’s hope the Lakers continue with their winning streak even though their top player Anthony Davis missed the last two games due to an Achilles injury.

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NBA 2020-21 NBA Team With Longest Winning Streak

Utah Jazz – 11 Winning Streak

Jan 8- Jan 29

    • 1/8 vs Milwaukee 131-118
    • 1/10 vs Detroit 96-86
    • 1/12 vs Cleveland 117-87
    • 1/15 vs Atlanta 116-92
    • 1/17 vs Denver 109-105
    • 1/19 vs New Orleans 118-102
    • 1/21 vs New Orleans 128-118
    • 1/23 vs Golden State 127-108
    • 1/26 vs New York Knicks 108-94
    • 1/27 vs Dallas 116-104
    • 1/29 vs Dallas 120-101

For the rest of the regular season, Jazz has two 9 winning streaks from Feb 2- Feb17 and Mar 19- Apr 3.

New York Knicks – 9 Winning Streak

Knicks is on their longest winning streak for the last seven years.  In the 9 consecutive wins, 3 games won in overtime (OT).

April 9 – April 24

    • 4/9 vs Memphis 133-129 OT
    • 4/11 vs Toronto 102-96
    • 4/12 vs LA Lakers 111-96
    • 4/14 vs New Orleans 116-106
    • 4/16 vs Dallas 117-109
    • 4/18 vs New Orleans 122-112 OT
    • 4/20 vs Charlotte 109-97
    • 4/21 vs Atlanta 137-127 OT

  • 4/24 vs Raptors 120-103

Updated on 4/24/2021

New York Knicks continue with their top performance on their 9th win over Raptors on Saturday night.  Three of the five starts score over 15 points and backup guard Derrick Rose led the team in 7 assists and 19 points.  Julius Randle ends the night with 31 points and 10 defensive rebounds. BJ Barret had 25 points and 12 total rebounds to help the Knicks defeated the Raptors. Reggie Bullock adds another 16 points to help the Knicks’ victory.

Updated 4/26-2021

Knicks lost to Phoenix Suns on April 26, 2021, to end their 9 game winning streak.  Knicks was trailing behind in all four quarters.

NBA Longest Winning Streak History

Atlanta Hawk – 8 Winning Streak

March 2-March 20

    • 3/2 vs Miami 94-80
    • 3/3 vs Orlando 115-112
    • 3/11 vs Toronto 121-120
    • 3/13 vs Sacramento 121-106
    • 3/14 vs Cleveland 100-82
    • 3/16 vs Houston 119-107
    • 3/18 vs Oklahoma City 116-93
    • 3/20 vs La Lakers 99-94
    • Lost to La Clippers on March 22 to end their 8 winning streaks in the 2020-21 NBA Season. The final score was 110-119

Brooklyn Nets – 8 Winning Streak

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Feb 10 – Feb 25

    • 2/10 vs Indiana Pacers 104-94
    • 2/13 vs Golden States Warriors 134-117
    • 2/15 vs Sacramento Kings 136-125
    • 2/16 vs Phoenix Suns 128-124
    • 2/18 vs La Lakers 108-98
    • 2/21 La Clippers 112-108
    • 2/23 Sacramento Kings 127-118
    • 2/25 Orlando Magic 128-92

Milwaukee Bucks – 8 Consecutive Wins

March 4- March 24

  • 3/4 vs Memphis 112-111
  • 3/11 vs New York 134-101
  • 3/13 vs Washington 125-119
  • 3/15 vs Washington 133-122
  • 3/17 vs Philadephia 109-105 OT
  • 3/20 vs San Antonio 120-113
  • 3/22 vs Indiana 140-113
  • 3/24 vs Boston 121-119

Denver Nuggets – 8 Continous Wins

Mar 26 – Apr 9

  • 3/26 vs New Orleans 113-108
  • 3/28 vs Atlanta 126-102
  • 3/30 vs Philadephia 104-95
  • 4/1 vs La Clipper 101-94
  • 4/4 vs Orlando 119-109
  • 4/6 vs Detriot 134-119
  • 4/7 vs San Antonio 106-96
  • 4/9 vs San Antonio 121-119

NBA Longest Winning Streak in NBA History

1. Los Angeles Lakers (1971-1972) – 33 Games

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The La Lakers was the first team in NBA history with the longest winning streak. The Lakers were led by Jerry West (averaged 25 points, and 9.7 assists per game in the 1971-72 season), Wilt Chamberlain (averaged 14.8 points and 19.2 total rebounds per game in 1971-72 season), Elgin Baylor (averaged 27.4 points per game but he only averaged 11.8 points because he played a total of 9 games in 1971-72 season), Gail Goodrich (averaged 25.9 points per game in 1971-72), Pat Riley (averaged 6.7 points per games in 1971-1972).

During the 1971-1972 season, the Lakers season record was 69-13. They didn’t lose a single game for over two months. It was very impressive for any NBA team to continue to defeat their opponents for over two months. The players and coach must be under a lot of pressure to maintain the winning streak. The team continue their 33 conservative wins and became the best team in NBA history. The Lakers went to the NBA final and defeated New York Knicks in a 4-1 series and became a 1972 NBA Champion. Wilt Chamberlain won the NBA Final MVP with 24 points and 29 rebounds in Game 5.

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2. Golden State Warriors (2014-2015, 2015-16) – 28 Games (24+4)

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The Golden State Warriors has the second-longest winning streak in NBA history with 28 games.

During the 2014-15 season, the Warriors end the regular season with the franchise-best record at 67-15. The Warriors went to the playoff and 2015 NBA Final. They defeated the Cleaveland Cavaliers with a 4-2 series and won the fourth franchise championship.

With the combination of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson AKA “splash brothers,” the Warriors continue with their outstanding performance in the 2015-16 season by starting the season with a 24-0 winning streak. The Warriors beat the Miami Heat and became the second team with the most winning streak after they defeated Utah Jazz on March 16, 2016. The streak ended after Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Warriors (95-108) on December 12, 2015.

The 28 games included 24 winning streaks from 2015-16 and 4 games carry over from 2014-15 season.

The Warriors face off Cleveland Cavaliers second times in the NBA Finals. They were leading 3-0, but the Cavaliers made a comeback victory by winning 4 games straight and defeated the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Final.

3. Miami Heat (2012-13) – 27 Games

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Miami Heat was the second in the with the most winning streak until Golden State Warriors beat their record in 2015-16.  This season is the third year the “big three” (which included Dwight Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh) played together. They’re the defending champion in the 2012-13 season.  The Heat ends the 2012-13 regular season with 66-16.  On February 3, 2013, the Heat won their first of twenty-seven winning streak against the Toronto Raptors (100-85).  And they continue the ongoing victory until they lost to Chicago Bull on March 27, 2013 (game scored are 97-101).

LeBron James won his fourth NBA most valuable player at the end of the season.  The Heat later defeated Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference final to become the first team to become Eastern Conference champion three times since Chicago Bulls in 1998.  The Heat faces off San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA final and won the title in a seven series (4-3) victory.  They were known to be one of the greatest teams in NBA history with 27 games victory in the regular season, dominate the playoff, and ultimately took home the NBA 2013 Champion.

4. Houston Rockets (2007-08) – 22 Games

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Houston Rockets was the 4th team in NBA history to the longest winning streak.  Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady team up to lead the Rockets to win at least 50 games for two continuous seasons.  They finished the regular season with 55-27 records and went to the NBA playoff.  They lost the first round against Utah Jazz, and the main contributing factor for their loss was the absence of Yao Ming due to injury.

Yao Ming averaged 22 points and 10.8 total rebounds per game in the 2007-08 season.  Tracy McGrady averaged 21.6 points per game in the 2007-08 season.

5. Washington Capitols (1947-48, 1948-49) – 20 (5+15) Games

Washington Capitols was BAA which was before NBA was formed. This team represented Washington, D.C from 1946-1951.  This team was the fifth team with the longest winning streak in NBA history.  They had a 15-0 winning streak that started on March 13, 1948, and end on December 7, 1948.  They were once the only team with the longest winning streak.

5. Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71) – 20 Games

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Milwaukee Bucks also tied with Washington Capitols in the fifth NBA team with the longest winning streak.  Bucks was the NBA 1971 Champion with the leads Lew Alcindor (who was later adopted his Muslim name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after the buck won the championship), Oscar Robertson, Bob Dandridge, and Jon McGlockin.

The team started their 20 games winning streak on February 6, 1971, and ended on March 9, 1971.  The Bucks end the season with 66-16 recorded. Abdul-Jabbar led the team with 31.7 PPG in the season and other key players like Oscar Robertson with 19.4 PPG, Bob Dandridge with 18.4 PPG, and Jon McGlockin 15.8 PPG.

Last Thought:

NBA is one of the most watch sport in the world.  Watching your favorite team continue to build up the winning streak for the team is as excited as pulverizing dunk to winning the NBA champion for the team.  Some team still tries to beat the top 5 all-time longest NBA winning streak, but many fail to do so.  Golden State Warriors came so close to beat La Lakers to take the first spot.  Let us see which team in the future will the top 5 spots with the longest winning streak.

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