The Syracuse Nationals have the most wins by a team in a season in their first 40 games, with 33 wins in 1949-50.

most wins in the first 40 games of a season
1949-50Nationals1948-49Royals1948-49Lakers1946-47Warriors1946-47Knicks1949-50Blackhawks1966-67Bulls1948-49Pistons1946-47Celtics1961-62Packers3329292321161514149
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Syracuse NationalsSyracuse Nationals1949-504033243.884.328.726.937.272.29,7503,371
Rochester RoyalsRochester Royals1948-494029244.484.930.324.434.770.29,7753,396
Minneapolis LakersMinneapolis Lakers1948-494029241.383.231.420.327.573.89,6503,326
Philadelphia WarriorsPhiladelphia Warriors1946-474023240.666.624.817.09,6252,662
New York KnicksNew York Knicks1946-474021242.562.823.915.09,7002,510
Tri-Cities BlackhawksTri-Cities Blackhawks1949-504016241.981.828.125.537.268.69,6753,270
Chicago BullsChicago Bulls1966-674015240.0111.755.021.843.7105.841.324.333.572.59,6004,4672,1988711,141
Fort Wayne PistonsFort Wayne Pistons1948-494014243.175.026.222.632.369.99,7252,998
Boston CelticsBoston Celtics1946-474014241.957.822.313.19,6752,310
Chicago PackersChicago Packers1961-62409240.0108.141.425.337.267.99,6004,3231,010

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