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Top 10 Longest NBA Win Streaks

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol
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Whether positive or negative, it is common for NBA fans to talk about streaks, both at the group and individual levels. Today, we will specifically look at the longest NBA win streaks by NBA teams. This section will find elite teams such as the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, 2012-2013 Miami Heat, and 2015-16 Golden State Warriors. Let us begin.

On January 9th, 1972, Kareem Abdul Jabbar's Milwaukee Bucks - who finished the game with 39 points and 20 rebounds - ended the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak that had begun over two months earlier, on November 5th, 1971.

Seventy days of unbeaten play and 33 consecutive wins, the team with the longest NBA win streak are the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Approximately fifty years later, the record still stands. However, over the years, some teams have come close to beating the Lakers' win streak. Let's find out about the ten longest NBA win streaks ever.


Table of Content:

  1. Los Angeles Lakers (33)

  2. Golden State Warriors (28)

  3. Miami Heat (27)

  4. Houston Rockets (22)

  5. Milwaukee Bucks (20)

  6. Washington Capitals (20)

  7. Los Angeles Lakers (19)

  8. San Antonio Spurs (19)

  9. Boston Celltics (19)

  10. Atlanta Hawks (19)


Los Angeles Lakers - 33 Game Win Streak

33 consecutive victories, the longest NBA win streak, and a record that has remained undefeated for 45 years, and who knows how long it will remain... so. What can you expect from a roster that features Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, and Elgin Baylor?

This was the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers with whom Jerry West won his only NBA title, the Lakers who finished the year 69-13 and won their first title since their move to the Californian coast. An NBA title is always good, but it's perhaps more interesting to remember the 1971-72 Lakers for setting the record for the longest win streak in NBA history.

There is no team in the history of the Association that has won so many games in a row. With Bill Sharman as a coach, the franchise was led by Wilt Chamberlain (in his penultimate NBA season), Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Pat Riley, among others.

The win streak started on November 5th, 1971, in the tenth game