Has Any NBA Team Gone Undefeated in the Playoffs?

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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Dec 14, 2023, 7:11 PM
  • No team in NBA history has gone undefeated in the playoffs.
  • The Golden State Warriors hold the best playoff run, going 16-1 in 2017.
  • The Warriors won the title during that dominant playoff run in 2017.

The stakes in NBA odds get higher during the playoffs as teams vie for the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy. To capture a title, teams must win four seven-game series in the postseason.

But is there an NBA team who went undefeated in the playoffs? Throughout the history of the league, no team has gone undefeated in a single playoff run.

What’s the Best Playoff Record in NBA History?

The Golden State Warriors set the best playoff record in NBA history in the 2016-17 season with 16 wins and only one loss. They swept their first three opponents in the postseason by beating the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, the Utah Jazz in the conference semifinals, and the San Antonio Spurs in the conference finals.

Golden State’s lone loss during this playoff run was courtesy of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. They eventually won the series and the championship in dominant fashion.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.