Apr 1 2014 10:24AM

Championship Streakers


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The San Antonio Spurs' 18-game win streak this season--thanks to their 26-point victory over the Indiana Pacers Monday--is certainly impressive, as was the Miami Heat's 27-game win streak a year ago, not to mention the Spurs' 20-game win streak the year before that.

But as those 2011-12 Spurs and the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22 win streak), will tell you, it doesn't mean a thing without the ring.

So with that in mind, we decided to look back at the 20 biggest winners as based on best win-lost records--combining regular-season and postseason marks--to see how good NBA history's most victorious teams were at streaking.

THE MOST VICTORIOUS TEAMS

TEAM RESULT W-L (PCT.) STREAK CORE 4
1. 1995-96 Bulls Champs 87-13 (.870) 18 Jordan, Pippen, Rodman, Kukoc
2. 1971-72 Lakers Champs 81-16 (.835) 33 Chamberlain, West, Goodrich, Hairston
3. 1996-97 Bulls Champs 84-17 (.832) 13 Jordan, Pippen, Rodman, Kukoc
4. 1966-67 76ers Champs 79-17 (.823) 11 Chamberlain, Walker, Greer, Cunningham
5. 1985-86 Celtics Champs 82-18 (.820) 14 Bird, McHale, Parish, Ainge
6. 1970-71 Bucks Champs 78-18 (.813) 20 Abdul-Jabbar, Robertson, Dandridge, McGlocklin
7. 1982-83 76ers Champs 77-18 (.811) 14 Malone, Erving, Cheeks, Toney
8. 1986-87 Lakers Champs 80-20 (.800) 11 Johnson, Worthy, Abdul-Jabbar, Scott
9. 2008-09 Cavaliers ECF 76-20 (.792) 13 James, Williams, Varejao, Ilgauskas
10. 1972-73 Celtics ECF 75-20 (.789) 10 Havlicek, Cowens, Silas, White
11. 1988-89 Pistons Champs 78-21 (.788) 12 Dumars, Thomas, Laimbeer, Rodman
12. 1991-92 Bulls Champs 82-22 (.788) 14 Jordan, Grant, Pippen, Paxson
13. 2006-07 Mavericks W 1stRd 69-19 (.794) 17 Nowitzki, Terry, Howard, Harris
14. 2013-14 Spurs ? 58-16 (.784) 18 Duncan, Parker, Leonard, Ginobil
15. 1999-2000 Lakers Champs 82-23 (.781) 17 O'Neal, Bryant, Horry, Rice
16. 2012-13 Heat Champs 82-23 (.781) 27 James, Wade, Bosh, Allen
17. 1999 Spurs Champs 52-15 (.776) 12 Duncan, Robinson, Elliott, Johnson
18. 1947 Capitals BAA semis 51-15 (.773) 17 Feerick, Norlander, Scolari, McKinney
19. 1999 Lakers W semis 81-24 (.771) 10 O'Neal, Bryant, Rice, Fisher
20. 1990-91 Bulls Finals 76-23 (.768) 11 Jordan, Pippen, Grant, Paxson