Chigaco Bulls, ranked 9th, with a 110.5 defensive rating. Chicago's NBA Eastern Conference Central Division team. The team has one of the NBA's greatest dynasties and popularized the league globally. Billy Donovan is their head coach.
Miami Heat has the eighth-best NBA defense. NBA Eastern Conference Southeast Division. Erik Spoelstra has coached the Heat since 2008. The team's 27-game winning streak is the third-longest in NBA history.
Los Angeles Lakers have the second-best defense. NBA Western Conference Pacific DivisionWith 17 titles, the franchise is one of the NBA's most successful. 19 conference and 33 division titles. The Lakers hired Darvin Ham on June 3, 2022.
The New Orleans Pelicans have the sixth-best defense in the NBA. The NBA's Western Conference Southwest Division's New Orleans club. The Pelicans hired Willie Green on July 22, 20221. They finished 36-46 and sixth in the Western Conference under his leadership.
Phoenix Suns are fifth. They're in the NBA's Western Conference Pacific Division in Phoenix. It's one of four Phoenix-area big league teams.
Suns hired Monty Williams in May 2019. The squad has the second-highest winning percentage among non-championship NBA teams.
The Philadelphia 76ers play in the NBA's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. The 76ers are an NBA institution. The 76ers recruited Doc Rivers on October 3, 2020. Under Rivers' guidance, the club went 49-23 and won the East.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are third with a defensive rating of 108.2. The squad plays in Cleveland's Eastern Conference Central Division. The Cavaliers hired JB Bickerstaff on December 25, 2021. The team extended his contract.
Los Angeles Clippers are second. Los Angeles-based NBA Western Conference Pacific Division team. Tyronn Lue coaches the team. Lue was the team's lead assistant coach in 2019-20. He became head coach in 2020.
Milwaukee Bucks have the NBA's best defense (106.5 defensive rating). Milwaukee is in the Eastern Conference Central Division.
Since May 17, 2018, Mike Budenholzer has been head coach. The Bucks finished 46-26 and third in the East in 2020-21.