The Capitols’ 81.7 win percentage in the BAA’s inaugural season was the highest in the NBA until surpassed by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1966 – 1967.

The Washington Capitols are also noteworthy for two long win streaks during their short history. In 1946, the Capitols won 17 straight games — a single season streak that remained the NBA’s longest until 1969. The 15–0 start of the 1948 – 1949 team was the best in NBA history until the Golden State Warriors broke it in 2015 – 2016 by starting 24-0, though the Houston Rockets had previously tied the Capitols’ record in 1993 – 1994.