NBA: The Best Home Franchises in Playoff History

Home Sweet Home (But Not This Posteason)

Home Sweet Home (But Not This Postseason For The L.A. Lakers And Hardly Ever For The L.A. Clippers)

Whose house? The Lakers‘ apparently. They have the best home record in the postseason of any NBA franchise, going back to their (also) dominant (5 Titles) Minneapolis days.

Actually, just about every team is pretty good or better at home come playoff time, certainly over time. Only the Charlotte Bobcats haven’t won at home (or anywhere for that matter) – they’re 0-8 in the postseason.

But 29 of the 30 current franchises have playoff home win-loss percentages of .500 or more (through the date of this post). Just the Bobcats have that 0-4 losing record.

  NBA FRANCHISE HOME PLAYOFF WINS HOME PLAYOFF LOSSES HOME PLAYOFF W-L PCT. FRANCHISE’S FIRST SEASON
1. Los Angeles / Minneapolis Lakers 286 96 0.749 1948-49
2. Boston Celtics 230 87 0.726 1946-47
3. Chicago Bulls 118 46 0.720 1966-67
3. Miami Heat 72 28 0.720 1988-89
5. Utah Jazz 85 38 0.691 1974-75
6. Detroit / Fort Worth Pistons 124 57 0.685 1948-49
7. San Antonio Spurs 115 54 0.680 1976-77
8. Oklahoma City Thunder / Seattle SuperSonics 97 46 0.678 1967-68
9. Portland Trail Blazers 73 35 0.676 1970-71
10. Philadelphia 76ers // Syracuse Nationals 139 68 0.671 1949-50
11. New York Knicks 124 61 0.670 1946-47
12. Indiana Pacers 64 34 0.653 1976-77
13. Cleveland Cavaliers 47 27 0.635 1970-71
14. Golden State / San Francisco /Philadelphia Warriors 74 43 0.632 1946-47
15. Dallas Mavericks 56 33 0.629 1980-81
16. Atlanta / St. Louis / Milwaukee Hawks // Tri-Cities Blackhawks 101 60 0.627 1949-50
17. Los Angeles Clippers // Buffalo Braves 20 12 0.625 1970-71
18. New Orleans Pelicans // New Orleans / Charlotte Hornets 24 15 0.615 1988-89
19. Phoenix Suns 84 54 0.609 1968-69
20. Toronto Raptors 9 6 0.600 1995-96
21. Houston / San Diego Rockets 73 49 0.598 1967-68
22. Orlando Magic 37 25 0.597 1989-90
23. Milwaukee Bucks 65 45 0.591 1968-69
24. Washington Wizards // Washington / Capital / Baltimore Bullets 54 42 0.563 1961-62
25. Denver Nuggets 43 34 0.558 1976-77
26. Sacramento / Kansas City / Kansas City-Omaha Kings // Cincinnati / Rochester Royals 50 40 0.556 1948-49
27. Minnesota Timberwolves 12 11 0.522 1989-90
28. Memphis / Vancouver Grizzlies 13 12 0.520 1995-96
29. Brooklyn / New Jersey Nets 31 31 0.500 1967-68
30. Charlotte Bobcats 0 4 0.000 2004-05

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