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Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?  

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List Rules Vote up the NBA teams you think are the best right now.

30 teams, two conferences, one NBA championship - this is the ranking of the best teams in the NBA right now. Win percentages, points per game, and opponent's points per game are all factors for determining which NBA team is performing the best right now, but winning streaks and other basketball stats also demand consideration. Fans like you are casting their votes for the current best NBA team, so vote for your team below.

Vote for the NBA teams you think are playing the best right now. Feel free to vote for your favorite NBA teams or for the NBA teams that are exceeding expectations.  

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Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost NBA Finals
2018 - Won NBA championship
2017 - Won NBA championship
2016 - Lost NBA Finals
2015 - Won NBA championship

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Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Won NBA championship
2018 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2017 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2018 - Lost in Western Conference finals
2017 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Lost in Western Conference finals

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Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2018 - Lost in Eastern Conference finals
2017 - Lost in Eastern Conference finals
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2018 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Lost NBA Finals
2017 - Lost NBA Finals
2016 - Won NBA championship
2015 - Lost NBA Finals

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Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2016 - Lost in Western Conference finals
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in Eastern Conference finals
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2017 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Lost in Western Conference finals
2016 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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Portland Trail Blazers ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in Western Conference finals
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2016 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Minnesota Timberwolves ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Lost in first round playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2017 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals

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Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals

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Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals

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Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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23
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Missed playoffs

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Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Missed playoffs
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2019 - Missed playoffs
2018 - Missed playoffs
2017 - Missed playoffs
2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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