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Best
Record  Year    Team  
50-32   09-10   Oklahoma City Thunder
50-32   07-08   Denver Nuggets
49-33   13-14   Dallas Mavericks
48-34   08-09   Utah Jazz
46-36   10-11   Memphis Grizzlies
45-37   12-13   Los Angeles Lakers
45-37   02-03   Memphis Grizzlies
45-37   14-15   New Orleans Pelicans
44-38   96-97   Washington Wizards
44-38   99-00   Sacramento Kings
44-38   01-02   Utah Jazz
44-38   02-03   Phoenix Suns
44-38   05-06   Sacramento Kings
44-38   15-16   Detroit Pistons

36-30   11-12   Utah Jazz          Had the highest winning
percentage at .545 27-23 98-99 New York Knicks: Worst Record Year Team 35-47 94-95 Boston Celtics 35-47 85-86 San Antonio Spurs 31-51 86-87 San Antonio Spurs 30-52 85-86 Chicago Bulls Best record not to make the playoffs Record Year Team 48-34 07-08 Golden State Warriors 48-34 13-14 Phoenix Suns 46-36 08-09 Phoenix Suns 45-37 14-15 Oklahoma City Thunder 43-39 12-13 Utah Jazz

* These stats are from the 1983-84 season until now. previously there were 4-6 teams who'd make the playoffs. the lesser of those seeds are not included in this list.

8th seeds who advanced
Year      Team                 Opponent              Second Round
2011      Memphis              San Antonio (6)       L Oklahoma City(6)
2007      Golden State         Dallas (6)            L Utah(5)
1999      New York             Miami(5)              W Atlanta(4)
1994      Denver               Seattle(5)            L Utah(7)

8th seeds in the second round and beyond
Year      Team                 Conference Finals     NBA Finals
1999      New York             W Indiana(6)          L San Antonio(5)