(BoopNote: We have looked at how the top NHL, MLB and NFL teams have fared in the postseason recently. Below we check in on the NBA. We will weave them all together in a post scheduled to go up at 9 p.m.)
Only two of the last 11 NBA champions finished with the top mark in the regular season.
Before that, five consecutive seasons (1995-96 through 1999-00) saw the team with best record take home the brass ring.