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Off-Topic Records of NBA Champs after 15 games (since 1980)


Just something to do on the night before Thanksgiving.  I got tired after checking back to the 1967 76ers.  Only one team in a full 82 game season since 1967 had an 8-7 record after 15 games and won an NBA title, the 1978 Washington Bullets (who finished 44-38 that season).  Any earlier than that, the season gets a little shorter.

1980 - Lakers  11-4

1981 - Celtics 10-5

1982 - Lakers 11-4

1983 - 76ers 13-2

1984 - Celtics 10-5

1985 - Lakers 10-5

1986 - Celtics 13-2

1987 - Lakers 12-3

1988 - Lakers 10-5

1989 - Pistons 12-3

1990 - Pistons 10-5

1991 - Bulls 9-6

1992 - Bulls 13-2

1993 - Bulls 11-4

1994 - Rockets 15-0

1995 - Rockets 11-4

1996 - Bulls 13-2

1997 - Bulls 14-1

1998 - Bulls 9-6

1999 - Spurs 7-8 (50 game season, 30-5 after that start)

2000 - Lakers 11-4

2001 - Lakers 11-4

2002 - Lakers 14-1

2003 - Spurs 9-6

2004 - Pistons 10-5

2005 - Spurs 12-3

2006 - Heat 9-6

2007 - Spurs 11-4

2008 - Celtics 13-2

2009 - Lakers 14-1

2010 - Lakers 12-3

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