Since 1977-78, the Portland Trail Blazers have the most wins by a team in a season in their first 40 games, with 34 wins in 1977-78.

most wins by a team in the first 40 games of a season since 1978
1977-78Trail Blazers1977-7876ers1977-78Nuggets1977-78Suns1977-78Bullets1977-78Spurs1977-78Knicks1977-78Bulls1977-78Bucks1977-78SuperSonics1977-78Hawks1977-78Warriors1977-78Cavaliers1977-78Pacers1977-78Pistons1977-78Lakers1977-78Jazz1977-78Braves1977-78Rockets1977-78Celtics1977-78Kings1977-78Nets1980-81Mavericks34292726242322212120191919181717161615141495
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Portland Trail BlazersPortland Trail Blazers1977-784034240.6110.049.025.49.74.920.244.090.148.922.028.577.29,6254,4011,9591,0173861958061,002
Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia 76ers1977-784029243.1114.548.527.544.591.448.725.534.773.49,7254,5801,9381,1001,071
Denver NuggetsDenver Nuggets1977-784027241.3112.347.726.621.343.590.947.925.333.076.79,6504,4921,9061,0628511,105
Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns1977-784026241.9111.547.227.721.944.996.546.521.829.374.69,6754,4611,8861,106874975
Washington BulletsWashington Bullets1977-784024241.9109.248.923.943.392.047.122.732.669.59,6754,3681,955955890
San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs1977-784023240.6113.744.628.69.36.445.791.749.922.327.281.89,6254,5491,7851,143372256913
New York KnicksNew York Knicks1977-784022244.4110.747.327.845.592.948.919.826.674.49,7754,4281,8921,1111,100
Chicago BullsChicago Bulls1977-784021240.6103.847.524.08.04.020.939.784.846.824.531.976.69,6254,1521,901958319160835941
Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks1977-784021243.1111.545.927.246.498.347.118.826.072.09,7254,4581,8371,089957
Seattle SuperSonicsSeattle SuperSonics1977-784020241.3103.248.523.042.093.544.919.326.871.99,6504,1271,9389201,006
Atlanta HawksAtlanta Hawks1977-784019241.9103.541.922.640.288.445.423.228.980.49,6754,1411,6769051,245
Golden State WarriorsGolden State Warriors1977-784019241.9106.047.226.211.14.318.443.795.445.818.524.774.99,6754,2381,8891,0494451717341,018
Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers1977-784019242.5101.545.121.741.592.644.818.525.373.09,7004,0611,804867907
Indiana PacersIndiana Pacers1977-784018243.1110.349.324.042.795.444.825.033.175.39,7254,4121,9729611,131
Detroit PistonsDetroit Pistons1977-784017242.5105.846.923.042.488.747.821.029.172.29,7004,2321,8749191,012
Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers1977-784017241.3106.647.526.343.893.946.619.126.172.99,6504,2621,9011,050983
New Orleans JazzNew Orleans Jazz1977-784016241.3107.351.924.743.495.545.420.527.574.49,6504,2912,075986949
Buffalo BravesBuffalo Braves1977-784016241.9103.340.522.228.278.89,6754,131978
Houston RocketsHouston Rockets1977-784015241.3102.846.022.942.092.145.618.924.776.59,6504,1121,839916986
Boston CelticsBoston Celtics1977-784014243.1106.548.324.142.693.045.821.327.078.89,7254,2581,9329631,020
Kansas City KingsKansas City Kings1977-784014241.9108.047.842.994.345.522.128.677.49,6754,3191,9111,096
New Jersey NetsNew Jersey Nets1977-78409243.1105.142.896.744.319.527.271.69,7254,2041,136
Dallas MavericksDallas Mavericks1980-81405241.398.440.222.42.818.938.283.445.80.41.623.421.628.775.39,6503,9371,608896112755970

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