List of National Basketball Association longest winning streaks

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This is a list of the longest winning streaks in National Basketball Association history. Streaks started at the end of one season are carried over into the following season. Three lists are provided—one with streaks that consist entirely of regular-season games, one with streaks of playoff games only, and one with streaks that include both regular-season and postseason games.

The Los Angeles Lakers won 33 straight games in the 1971–72 season, the most in NBA history. That season, they compiled a season-best 69–13 record and went on to win the NBA championship.

Key[edit]

^ Denotes streaks that spanned over two seasons
Denotes streaks that are currently in progress
* Denotes season in which team won championship

Streaks[edit]

Regular season[edit]

This list contains only streaks consisting entirely of regular-season games.

Rank Games Team Season(s) Season
record(s)
Date Score Opponent Date Score Opponent
Beginning (first victory) End (first defeat)
1 33 Los Angeles Lakers 1971–72* 69–13 November 5, 1971 110–106 Baltimore Bullets January 9, 1972 104–120 Milwaukee Bucks
2 27 Miami Heat 2012–13* 66–16 February 3, 2013 100–85 Toronto Raptors March 27, 2013 97–101 Chicago Bulls
3 22 Houston Rockets 2007–08 55–27 January 29, 2008 111–107 Golden State Warriors March 18, 2008 74–94 Boston Celtics
4 (tie) 20 Washington Capitols^ 1947–48
1948–49
28–20
38–22
March 13, 1948 86–69 St. Louis Bombers December 7, 1948 78–94 Indianapolis Jets
4 (tie) 20 Milwaukee Bucks 1970–71* 66–16 February 6, 1971 111–85 San Francisco Warriors March 9, 1971 103–110 Chicago Bulls
6 (tie) 19 Los Angeles Lakers 1999–00* 67–15 February 4, 2000 113–67 Utah Jazz March 16, 2000 102–109 Washington Wizards
6 (tie) 19 Boston Celtics 2008–09 62–20 November 15, 2008 102–97 Milwaukee Bucks December 25, 2008 83–92 Los Angeles Lakers
6 (tie) 19 San Antonio Spurs 2013–14* 62–20 February 26, 2014 120–110 Detroit Pistons April 3, 2014 94–106 Oklahoma City Thunder
9 (tie) 18 Rochester Royals^ 1949–50
1950–51*
51–17
41–27
February 17, 1950 81–73 Boston Celtics November 12, 1950 79–82 Tri-Cities Blackhawks
9 (tie) 18 Philadelphia 76ers^ 1965–66
1966–67*
55–25
68–13
March 3, 1966 135–125 San Francisco Warriors November 5, 1966 87–105 Boston Celtics
9 (tie) 18 New York Knicks 1969–70* 60–22 October 24, 1969 116–92 Detroit Pistons November 29, 1969 98–110 Detroit Pistons
9 (tie) 18 Boston Celtics 1981–82 63–19 February 24, 1982 132–90 Utah Jazz March 28, 1982 98–116 Philadelphia 76ers
9 (tie) 18 Chicago Bulls 1995–96* 72–10 December 29, 1995 120–93 Indiana Pacers February 4, 1996 99–105 Denver Nuggets
14 (tie) 17 Washington Capitols 1946–47 49–11 November 16, 1946 73–65 Chicago Stags January 1, 1947 57–62 Detroit Falcons
14 (tie) 17 Boston Celtics 1959–60* 59–16 November 28, 1959 136–110 Detroit Pistons January 1, 1960 115–128 Cincinnati Royals
14 (tie) 17 San Antonio Spurs 1995–96 59–23 February 29, 1996 120–95 Toronto Raptors April 2, 1996 94–101 Phoenix Suns
14 (tie) 17 Phoenix Suns 2006–07 61–21 December 29, 2006 108–86 New York Knicks January 29, 2007 112–121 Minnesota Timberwolves
14 (tie) 17 Dallas Mavericks 2006–07 67–15 January 27, 2007 106–104 Sacramento Kings March 12, 2007 100–117 Golden State Warriors
14 (tie) 17 Los Angeles Clippers 2012–13 56–26 November 28, 2012 101–95 Minnesota Timberwolves January 1, 2013 78–92 Denver Nuggets
20 (tie) 16 Boston Celtics 1964–65* 62–18 December 19, 1964 115–105 St. Louis Hawks January 23, 1965 100–104 Philadelphia 76ers
20 (tie) 16 Milwaukee Bucks 1970–71* 66–16 October 24, 1970 122–120 Baltimore Bullets November 27, 1970 94–103 New York Knicks
20 (tie) 16 Milwaukee Bucks^ 1972–73
1973–74
60–22
59–23
February 28, 1973 124–110 Seattle SuperSonics October 14, 1973 100–109 Seattle SuperSonics
20 (tie) 16 Los Angeles Lakers 1990–91 58–24 January 9, 1991 108–85 Utah Jazz February 9, 1991 95–99 Phoenix Suns
20 (tie) 16 Portland Trail Blazers 1990–91 63–19 March 20, 1991 100–96 Los Angeles Clippers April 21, 1991 118–135 Phoenix Suns
20 (tie) 16 Los Angeles Lakers 1999–00* 67–15 December 11, 1999 106–94 Vancouver Grizzlies January 14, 2000 102–111 Indiana Pacers

Playoffs[edit]

This list contains only streaks consisting entirely of postseason games.

Rank Games Team Season(s) Date Score Opponent Date Score Opponent
Beginning (first victory) End (first defeat)
1 13 Los Angeles Lakers^ 1987–88*
1988–89
June 19, 1988 103–102 Detroit Pistons June 6, 1989 97–109 Detroit Pistons
2 (tie) 12 Detroit Pistons^ 1988–89*
1989–90*
May 29, 1989 86–80 Chicago Bulls May 12, 1990 103–111 New York Knicks
2 (tie) 12 San Antonio Spurs 1998–99* May 13, 1999 85–71 Minnesota Timberwolves June 21, 1999 81–89 New York Knicks
2 (tie) 12 Los Angeles Lakers^ 1999–00*
2000–01*
June 19, 2000 116–111 Indiana Pacers June 6, 2001 101–107 Philadelphia 76ers
5 (tie) 10 New Jersey Nets 2002–03 April 29, 2003 89–82 Milwaukee Bucks June 4, 2003 89–101 San Antonio Spurs
5 (tie) 10 San Antonio Spurs 2011–12 April 29, 2012 106–91 Utah Jazz May 31, 2012 82–102 Oklahoma City Thunder

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

This list includes streaks that began in the regular season and carried over into the postseason.

Rank Total games Playoff games Team Season(s) Season
record(s)
Date Score Opponent Date Score Opponent
Beginning (first victory) End (first defeat)
1 20 10 San Antonio Spurs 2011–12 50–16 April 12, 2012 107–97 Memphis Grizzlies May 31, 2012 82–102 Oklahoma City Thunder
2 19 11 Los Angeles Lakers 2000–01* 56–26 April 3, 2001 96–88 Utah Jazz June 6, 2001 101–107 Philadelphia 76ers
3 17 6 San Antonio Spurs 2003–04 57–25 March 25, 2004 84–75 Detroit Pistons May 9, 2004 81–105 Los Angeles Lakers
4 16 11 Los Angeles Lakers 1988–89 57–25 April 16, 1989 121–108 Miami Heat June 6, 1989 97–109 Detroit Pistons

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