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Basketball – 1978 – NBC Special – NBA Year In Review With Highlights Washington Bullets Championship

The 1977–78 NBA season was the team’s 17th season in the NBA….along with their 5th season in the city of Washington, D.C…..which would prove to be their most successful season in history of the franchise…..as they would win their first and only NBA championship as of 2019…..when in the NBA Finals, they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games.

The Bullets got off to a slow start in the regular season….after losing 6 of their first 10 games….but after beating the defending Champion Portland Trail Blazers to improve to 24–15….which capped an 18–5 run over 23 games….that is when injuries would begin to have an effect on the team as the Bullets struggled, as they would lose 13 of their next 18 games…..while hovering a few games above .500 for the rest of the season….but managing to make the playoffs with a 44–38 record.

This would be considered the worst team in NBA history to win a championship with its record of 44–38…. as the 1968–69 Boston Celtics, 1974–75 Golden State Warriors, 1976–77 Portland Trail Blazers and 1994–95 Houston Rockets are the only other NBA championship teams to have won below 50 games in non-lockout seasons since 1958….but all of them won more than 44 games.

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