Playoff Picture

Updated as of 03/31/15

Including the games on Tuesday, Mar 31 2015

If the playoffs started today

EASTERN CONFERENCE

vs.

(1) Atlanta vs. (8) Boston

  • (Hawks Leads 2 - 1)

vs.

(2) Cleveland vs. (7) Miami

  • (Heat Leads 2 - 1)

vs.

(3) Chicago vs. (6) Milwaukee

  • (Bulls Leads 3 - 0)

vs.

(4) Toronto vs. (5) Washington

  • (Raptors Leads 3 - 0)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

vs.

(1) Golden State vs. (8) Oklahoma City

  • (Warriors Leads 3 - 1)

vs.

(2) Memphis vs. (7) Dallas

  • (Grizzlies Leads 3 - 1)

vs.

(3) Houston vs. (6) San Antonio

  • (Tied 1 - 1)

vs.

(4) Portland vs. (5) Los Angeles

  • (Clippers Leads 2 - 1)

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN W L PCT GB CONF DIV Home ROAD Last 10 Games STREAK PF PA DIFF
1 e Hawks 56 18 75.7 0.0 35-10 11-3 32-5 24-13 6-4 W 1 102.4 97.1 5.3
2 x Cavaliers 48 27 64.0 8.5 30-15 8-5 27-9 21-18 8-2 W 1 103.3 98.5 4.8
3 x Bulls 45 29 60.8 11.0 28-16 7-6 24-14 21-15 6-4 W 3 101.1 98.4 2.7
4 a Raptors 44 30 59.5 12.0 29-16 11-2 26-13 18-17 6-4 W 2 104.1 101.2 2.9
5 x Wizards 41 33 55.4 15.0 26-19 9-6 26-12 15-21 5-5 L 1 98.3 97.8 0.5
6 Bucks 36 38 48.6 20.0 25-19 6-8 21-15 15-23 2-8 L 2 97.7 97.7 0.0
7 Heat 34 39 46.6 21.5 22-22 4-10 18-18 16-21 6-4 W 1 94.7 96.8 -2.1
8 Celtics 33 41 44.6 23.0 21-23 10-4 18-19 15-22 5-5 W 1 100.9 101.6 -0.7
9 Nets 32 40 44.4 23.0 19-24 8-6 14-20 18-20 7-3 W 3 97.5 100.6 -3.1
10 Pacers 32 41 43.8 23.5 23-22 7-8 19-18 13-23 3-7 W 1 96.9 97.3 -0.4
11 Hornets 31 42 42.5 24.5 23-21 8-6 17-20 14-22 3-7 L 1 95.1 97.4 -2.3
12 Pistons 28 45 38.4 27.5 19-24 6-7 15-21 13-24 5-5 L 1 98.4 99.7 -1.3
13 o Magic 22 52 29.7 34.0 13-33 4-11 12-25 10-27 1-9 L 3 95.9 102.1 -6.2
14 o Sixers 18 57 24.0 38.5 12-33 2-13 12-26 6-31 3-7 L 3 91.6 100.5 -8.9
15 o Knicks 14 60 18.9 42.0 8-36 4-10 9-27 5-33 1-9 L 7 91.8 101.4 -9.6
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

WESTERN W L PCT GB CONF DIV Home ROAD Last 10 Games STREAK PF PA DIFF
1 w Warriors 60 13 82.2 0.0 35-8 11-3 34-2 26-11 9-1 W 9 109.8 98.9 10.9
2 x Grizzlies 51 24 68.0 10.0 32-15 8-7 28-9 23-15 6-4 W 1 98.6 95.5 3.1
3 x Rockets 50 24 67.6 10.5 28-17 6-6 27-10 23-14 7-3 L 1 103.3 100.1 3.2
4 x Trail Blazers 48 25 65.8 12.0 28-16 10-3 30-7 18-18 5-5 W 4 102.6 97.9 4.7
5 x Clippers 49 25 66.2 11.5 30-14 9-3 27-10 22-15 8-2 W 7 106.6 100.3 6.3
6 Spurs 47 26 64.4 13.0 26-19 6-7 29-8 18-18 7-3 W 3 102.7 97.4 5.3
7 Mavericks 45 29 60.8 15.5 24-20 7-8 25-12 20-17 5-5 L 2 104.1 100.9 3.2
8 Thunder 42 32 56.8 18.5 22-23 8-6 27-9 15-23 7-3 W 1 103.3 100.8 2.5
9 Pelicans 39 34 53.4 21.0 23-20 7-6 25-13 14-21 5-5 W 2 99.4 98.6 0.8
10 Suns 38 37 50.7 23.0 20-26 6-8 21-18 17-19 5-5 L 4 103.5 103.6 -0.1
11 o Jazz 33 41 44.6 27.5 18-26 7-7 18-19 15-22 5-5 W 2 94.8 94.9 -0.1
12 o Nuggets 28 46 37.8 32.5 17-27 6-9 17-20 11-26 5-5 L 1 100.5 103.8 -3.3
13 o Kings 26 47 35.6 34.0 15-28 5-9 16-21 10-26 4-6 L 2 100.9 104.8 -3.9
14 o Lakers 20 53 27.4 40.0 8-35 2-10 11-24 9-29 3-7 W 1 98.9 104.7 -5.8
15 o Timberwolves 16 58 21.6 44.5 7-39 4-10 9-28 7-30 2-8 L 4 97.7 106.0 -8.3
 

x -Clinched Playoffs Berth | e -Clinched Eastern Conference| a -Clinched Atlantic Division | c -Clinched Central Division |
se -Clinched Southeast Division | w -Clinched Western Conference | sw -Clinched Southwest Division |
nw -Clinched Northwest Division | p -Clinched Pacific Division | o -Eliminated From Playoffs contention

TIEBREAKER BASIS:

(-) Tie breaker not needed (better overall winning percentage)
(1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
(2) Head-to-head won-lost percentage
(3) Division won-lost percentage
(4) Conference won-lost percentage
(5) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference
(6) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, other conference
(7) Net Points, all games

Playoff Tie-Break Procedures:

Teams 1 to 4 in each conference are the three division winners and the team with the next best regular-season record, with the seeding of these four teams determined by regular-season record. The playoffs seedings of Teams 5 to 8 are based upon regular-season record. Ties are broken pursuant to the rules set forth below.

Ties for playoff positions (including division winners) will be broken utilizing the criteria set forth in subparagraph a. below (in the case of ties involving two teams) and subparagraph b. below (in the case of ties involving more than two teams), and the guidelines set forth in subparagraph c. below.

a. Two Teams Tied b. More Than Two Teams Tied
(1) Better winning percentage in games against each other. (1) Better winning percentage in all games among the tied teams.
(2) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if tied teams are in same division). (2) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if all tied teams are in the same division).
(3) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference. (3) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference.
(4) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position). (4) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
(5) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in opposite conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position). (5) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents ("point differential").
(6) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents ("point differential").

c. Guidelines For Applying Tie-Break Criteria. The following guidelines shall be used when applying the above criteria to break ties for playoff positions:

(1) (a) Since the three division winners are guaranteed a spot in the top four, ties to determine the division winners must be broken before any other ties.
(b) When a tie must be broken to determine a division winner, the results of the tie-break shall be used to determine only the division winner and its playoff position, not any other playoff position(s).

(2) If a tie involves more than two teams, the tie-break criteria in subparagraph b. shall be applied in the order set forth therein until the first to occur of the following:
(a) Each of the tied teams has a different winning percentage or point differential under the applicable tiebreak criterion (a "complete" breaking of the tie). In this circumstance, the team with the best winning percentage or point differential under the criterion will be awarded the best playoff position, the team with the next-best winning percentage or point differential will be awarded the next-best playoff position, and so on, and no further application of the tie-break criteria will be required.

~OR~
(b) One or more (but not all) of the tied teams has a different winning percentage or point differential under the applicable tie-break criterion (a "partial" breaking of the tie). In this circumstance: (x) any team(s) that performed better under the applicable criterion than any other team(s) will be awarded a higher playoff position than such other team(s); and (y) teams that had equivalent performance under the applicable criterion will remain tied, and such remaining tie(s) will be broken by applying, from the beginning, the criteria in subparagraph a.(1)-(6) above (for any remaining tie involving only two teams) or subparagraph b.(1)-(5) above (for any remaining tie involving more than two teams) and the guidelines set forth in this subparagraph c.

(3) If application of the criteria in subparagraph a. or b. does not result in the breaking of a tie, the playoff positions of the tied teams will be determined by a random drawing.

d. Home Court Advantage:For purposes of home court advantage, ties will be broken pursuant to the procedures used for breaking two-team ties for playoff position.

Remaining Games

Atlanta Hawks
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Boston Celtics
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Brooklyn Nets
(10 Remaining Games) Home: 7 , Away: 3
Charlotte Hornets
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 5
Chicago Bulls
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 3 , Away: 5
Cleveland Cavaliers
(7 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 2
Detroit Pistons
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 4
Indiana Pacers
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 5
Miami Heat
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 4
Milwaukee Bucks
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 3
New York Knicks
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 3
Orlando Magic
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Philadelphia Sixers
(7 Remaining Games) Home: 3 , Away: 4
Toronto Raptors
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 2 , Away: 6
Washington Wizards
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 3 , Away: 5
Dallas Mavericks
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Denver Nuggets
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Golden State Warriors
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 4
Houston Rockets
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Los Angeles Clippers
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
Los Angeles Lakers
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 6 , Away: 3
Memphis Grizzlies
(7 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 3
Minnesota Timberwolves
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4
New Orleans Pelicans
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 3 , Away: 6
Oklahoma City Thunder
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 5 , Away: 3
Phoenix Suns
(7 Remaining Games) Home: 2 , Away: 5
Portland Trail Blazers
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 5
Sacramento Kings
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 5
San Antonio Spurs
(9 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 5
Utah Jazz
(8 Remaining Games) Home: 4 , Away: 4