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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
48-34   18-19   Los Angeles Clippers
47-35   17-18   Minnesota Timberwolves
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
47-35   17-18   Denver Nuggets
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
2012      Philadelphia         Chicago (6)           L Boston (7)
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)