The Best of 2018 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.

As the 2017 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors were still the heavy favorites to win it all again in 2018—and they did. With Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, the record-breaking team won their sixth NBA championship in 2018, bringing them to the top of the NBA team rankings. Although they lost Kyrie Irving and Lebron James (after the 2018 season), the Cleveland Cavaliers could remain as one of the best teams in the east. Other NBA top teams include San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, and Oklahoma City Thunder. Now with Lebron James on their roster, among other great players, could the Lakers come into contention this season as well?

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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1
4,877 2,723
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

2
3,910 2,368
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

3
3,147 1,997
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

4
3,277 2,320
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

5
3,059 2,792
Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

6
1,489 1,403
Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

7
1,878 2,111
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

8
1,755 2,327
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

9
1,115 1,445
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

10
849 1,097
New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

11
938 1,347
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

12
958 1,392
Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

13
862 1,256
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

14
957 1,424
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

15
800 1,178
Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

16
705 1,197
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

17
870 1,613
Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

18
638 1,394
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

19
501 1,105
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

20
545 1,312
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

21
430 1,092
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

22
393 1,076
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

23
385 1,096
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

24
308 1,104
Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

25
311 1,131
Phoenix Suns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

26
309 1,144
Memphis Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

27
301 1,126
Sacramento Kings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

28
307 1,165
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

29
295 1,123
Orlando Magic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

30
313 1,192
Atlanta Hawks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?