8. 1988-89 Detroit Pistons
The Pistons just poured on the pressure during this epic season where they swept the Lakers to win the championship. However, it wasn’t easy to get there. They lost their first two games to the Bulls in the semifinals but were able to come back strong to win.
With an overall record of 63-19, the Pistons were relentless. This was an outstanding class of talent with Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, and Mark Aguirre all excellent throughout the year. There was no messing with ‘The Bad Boys’ and their new era of tough defense.