The best post-All-Star break teams ever


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Although this may be obvious to some, a team’s overall record for a regular season is a far better indicator of potential playoff success than having a torrid stretch after the All-Star break, as the larger sample size cannot be ignored.

Regardless, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the best win-loss records for teams after the All-Star break.

For reference, below the teams’ records after the All-Star break, we added how they did in the playoffs. Spoiler alert: A few of them won titles.

Check out the list below.

1. 2012-13 Miami Heat

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(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Record: 30-2 (90.75 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

2. 1996-97 Utah Jazz

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(ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Record: 31-4 (88.57 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Finals

3. 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers

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Record: 30-4 (88.24 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

4. 1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers

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(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Record: 27-4 (87.10 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

5. 1994-95 San Antonio Spurs

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(AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

Record: 32-5 (86.49 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Western Conference Finals

6. 2004-05 Denver Nuggets

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Record: 25-4 (86.21 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Western Conference First Round

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7. 1995-96 Chicago Bulls

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(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Record: 30-5 (85.71 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

7. 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers

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(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Record: 30-5 (85.71 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

7. 2010-11 Chicago Bulls

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(Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 24-4 (85.71 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals

7. 2012-13 Denver Nuggets

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(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 24-4 (85.71 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Western Conference First Round

7. 1950-51 Philadelphia Warriors

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(AP Photo/Paul Vathis)

Record: 6-1 (85.71 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Division Semifinals

12. 1988-89 Detroit Pistons

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(AP Photo/Doug Pizac)

Record: 32-6 (84.21 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

13. 2017-18 Houston Rockets

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Record: 21-4 (84.0 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Western Conference Finals

14. 2008-09 Cleveland Cavaliers

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(Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 26-5 (83.87 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals

15. 1995-96 Seattle SuperSonics

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(DAN LEVINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Record: 30-6 (83.33 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Finals

15. 2015-16 Golden State Warriors

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(Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 25-5 (83.33 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Finals

17. 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs

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(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 24-5 (82.76 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

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18. 1991-92 Chicago Bulls

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(AP Photo/Charles Bennett)

Record: 28-6 (82.35 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

19. 2009-10 Orlando Magic

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(David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 23-5 (82.14 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals

20. 2002-03 San Antonio Spurs

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Record: 27-6 (81.82 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

20. 1967-68 Philadelphia 76ers

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(Malcolm Emmons- USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 27-6 (81.82 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals

22. 1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers

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(Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 22-5 (81.48 percent)
Playoff performance: Won NBA title

22. 2017-18 Philadelphia 76ers

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(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 22-5 (81.48 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

24. 1992-93 New York Knicks

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(AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

Record: 26-6 (81.25 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals

24. 2011-12 San Antonio Spurs

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(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Record: 26-6 (81.25 percent)
Playoff performance: Lost NBA Western Conference Finals

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