List of all-time NBA win-loss records

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Tim Duncan and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, who have the best all-time win-loss record percentage in the NBA

The following is a listing of all 30 current National Basketball Association (NBA) teams ranked by win-loss record percentage, accurate as of the end of the 2015–16 NBA regular season. The records do not count wins and losses recorded by a team's playing time in the American Basketball Association (ABA), despite the 1976 NBA-ABA merger.[1] Discounting ABA statistics, the San Antonio Spurs have the highest win-loss record percentage, with .621.[2] The Minnesota Timberwolves have the lowest win-loss record percentage, with .391.[2] The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans have recorded the most and least overall wins, with 3,235 and 528, respectively.[2] The Boston Celtics lead the association with the most played games, with 5,478.[2] Conversely, the Pelicans have played the least overall games, with 1,132.[2]

Regular season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the lowest all-time win-loss record percentage in NBA history
Best win-loss record in division
Rank Team Won Lost Pct. First NBA Season Total Games Division
1 San Antonio Spurs 2,006 1,226 .621 1976–77 3,232 Southwest
2 Los Angeles Lakers 3,235 2,134 .603 1948–49 5,369 Pacific
3 Boston Celtics 3,221 2,257 .588 1946–47 5,478 Atlantic
4 Phoenix Suns 2,122 1,766 .546 1968–69 3,888 Pacific
5 Oklahoma City Thunder 2,139 1,831 .539 1967–68 3,970 Northwest
6 Portland Trail Blazers 1,991 1,733 .535 1970–71 3,724 Northwest
7 Utah Jazz 1,815 1,581 .534 1974–75 3,396 Northwest
8 Chicago Bulls 2,115 1,936 .522 1966–67 4,051 Central
9 Miami Heat 1,170 1,078 .520 1988–89 2,248 Southeast
10 Houston Rockets 2,052 1,918 .517 1967–68 3,970 Southwest
11 Philadelphia 76ers 2,726 2,578 .514 1949–50 5,304 Atlantic
12 Dallas Mavericks 1,482 1,422 .510 1980–81 2,904 Southwest
13 Milwaukee Bucks 1,983 1,905 .510 1968–69 3,888 Central
14 Atlanta Hawks 2,650 2,656 .499 1949–50 5,306 Southeast
15 Indiana Pacers 1,606 1,625 .497 1976–77 3,231 Central
16 New York Knicks 2,701 2,774 .493 1946–47 5,475 Atlantic
17 Orlando Magic 1,062 1,104 .490 1989–90 2,166 Southeast
18 Detroit Pistons 2,616 2,752 .487 1948–49 5,368 Central
19 Denver Nuggets 1,563 1,669 .484 1976–77 3,232 Northwest
20 Golden State Warriors 2,590 2,884 .473 1946–47 5,474 Pacific
21 New Orleans Pelicans 528 604 .466 2002–03 1,132 Southwest
22 Cleveland Cavaliers 1,728 1,996 .464 1970–71 3,724 Central
23 Sacramento Kings 2,464 2,905 .459 1948–49 5,369 Pacific
24 Washington Wizards 2,004 2,447 .450 1961–62 4,451 Southeast
25 Charlotte Hornets 916 1,168 .440 1988–89 2,084 Southeast
26 Toronto Raptors 734 940 .438 1995–96 1,674 Atlantic
27 Brooklyn Nets 1,360 1,872 .421 1976–77 3,232 Atlantic
28 Memphis Grizzlies 694 980 .415 1995–96 1,674 Southwest
29 Los Angeles Clippers 1,469 2,255 .394 1970–71 3,724 Pacific
30 Minnesota Timberwolves 847 1,319 .391 1989–90 2,166 Northwest

Playoffs

The following playoff listing is accurate through the end of Conference Final round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs and will be updated at the end of the 2016 NBA Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers have the most post-season wins (438), most post-season games played (734), and highest post-season winning percentage (.597) out of any NBA team. The New Orleans Pelicans have the least post-season wins (15) and least post-season games played (40), although the Minnesota Timberwolves have the lowest post-season winning percentage (.362).

Best win-loss record in division
Team active in playoffs
Rank Team Won Lost Pct. Last playoff
appearance
Total Games Division
1 Los Angeles Lakers 438 296 .597 2013 734 Pacific
2 Boston Celtics 346 261 .570 2016 607 Atlantic
3 Miami Heat 123 96 .562 2016 219 Southeast
4 San Antonio Spurs 210 165 .560 2016 375 Southwest
5 Chicago Bulls 184 154 .544 2015 338 Central
6 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 86 .527 2016 182 Central
7 Detroit Pistons 188 178 .514 2016 366 Central
8 Philadelphia 76ers 216 205 .513 2012 421 Atlantic
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 157 151 .510 2016 308 Northwest
10 Indiana Pacers 112 110 .505 2016 222 Central
11 Golden State Warriors 141 141 .500 2016 282 Pacific
12 New York Knicks 186 189 .496 2013 375 Atlantic
13 Phoenix Suns 133 141 .485 2010 274 Pacific
14 Houston Rockets 130 141 .480 2016 271 Southwest
15 Utah Jazz 114 127 .473 2012 241 Northwest
16 Milwaukee Bucks 106 122 .465 2015 228 Central
17 Dallas Mavericks 91 105 .464 2016 196 Southwest
18 Orlando Magic 57 66 .463 2012 123 Southeast
19 Portland Trail Blazers 108 131 .452 2016 239 Northwest
20 Brooklyn Nets 62 80 .437 2015 142 Atlantic
21 Atlanta Hawks 151 198 .433 2016 349 Southeast
22 Sacramento Kings 80 107 .428 2006 187 Pacific
23 Los Angeles Clippers 41 56 .423 2016 97 Pacific
24 Washington Wizards 89 124 .418 2015 213 Southeast
25 Memphis Grizzlies 27 42 .391 2016 69 Southwest
26 Toronto Raptors 24 38 .387 2016 62 Atlantic
27 Denver Nuggets 61 101 .377 2013 162 Northwest
28 New Orleans Pelicans 15 25 .375 2015 40 Southwest
29 Charlotte Hornets 23 40 .365 2016 63 Southeast
30 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 30 .362 2004 47 Northwest

References

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