Playoff Picture

Updated as of 12/27/14

Including the games on Saturday, Dec 27 2014

If the playoffs started today

EASTERN CONFERENCE

vs.

(1) Toronto vs. (8) Brooklyn

  • (Raptors Leads 1 - 0)

vs.

(2) Atlanta vs. (7) Miami

  • (Hawks Leads 2 - 0)

vs.

(3) Washington vs. (6) Milwaukee

  • (Wizards Leads 2 - 0)

vs.

(4) Chicago vs. (5) Cleveland

  • (Cavaliers Leads 1 - 0)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

vs.

(1) Golden State vs. (8) Phoenix

  • (Suns Leads 1 - 0)

vs.

(2) Portland vs. (7) San Antonio

  • (Trail Blazers Leads 2 - 0)

vs.

(3) Houston vs. (6) Los Angeles

  • (Clippers Leads 1 - 0)

vs.

(4) Memphis vs. (5) Dallas

  • (Grizzlies Leads 1 - 0)

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN W L PCT GB CONF DIV Home ROAD Last 10 Games STREAK PF PA DIFF
1 Raptors 22 7 75.9 0.0 15-5 5-0 14-3 8-4 7-3 L 1 108.2 100.1 8.1
2 Hawks 21 8 72.4 1.0 15-6 5-2 13-3 8-5 8-2 L 1 102.3 97.7 4.6
3 Wizards 20 8 71.4 1.5 14-6 5-2 13-4 7-4 7-3 W 1 100.5 96.9 3.6
4 Bulls 20 9 69.0 2.0 14-4 2-2 7-5 13-4 8-2 W 5 103.4 98.7 4.7
5 Cavaliers 18 11 62.1 4.0 14-5 3-0 11-5 7-6 6-4 W 1 103.0 99.2 3.8
6 Bucks 15 15 50.0 7.5 9-9 3-3 7-5 8-10 5-5 W 1 99.8 100.4 -0.6
7 Heat 14 16 46.7 8.5 10-10 3-5 6-10 8-6 5-5 W 1 94.5 97.6 -3.1
8 Nets 13 15 46.4 8.5 9-10 5-2 7-7 6-8 5-5 W 3 96.9 98.8 -1.9
9 Celtics 10 17 37.0 11.0 8-10 3-3 7-9 3-8 4-6 L 3 103.8 104.5 -0.7
10 Magic 11 21 34.4 12.5 7-15 2-5 4-9 7-12 3-7 L 1 93.7 99.2 -5.5
11 Pacers 10 20 33.3 12.5 5-9 1-3 6-8 4-12 3-7 L 1 94.2 96.9 -2.7
12 Hornets 10 20 33.3 12.5 7-8 2-3 7-9 3-11 5-5 L 1 95.8 100.1 -4.3
13 Pistons 6 23 20.7 16.0 3-11 2-3 3-13 3-10 3-7 W 1 95.3 101.4 -6.1
14 Knicks 5 26 16.1 18.0 4-16 2-4 3-13 2-13 1-9 L 6 94.0 100.4 -6.4
15 Sixers 4 24 14.3 17.5 3-13 0-6 0-14 4-10 3-7 L 1 91.5 103.1 -11.6
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

WESTERN W L PCT GB CONF DIV Home ROAD Last 10 Games STREAK PF PA DIFF
1 Warriors 23 5 82.1 0.0 15-5 5-3 10-1 13-4 7-3 L 2 107.4 98.7 8.7
2 Trail Blazers 24 7 77.4 0.5 11-6 6-1 13-2 11-5 7-3 W 2 104.1 97.1 7.0
3 Rockets 21 7 75.0 2.0 15-6 4-2 10-5 11-2 7-3 W 2 100.7 96.8 3.9
4 Grizzlies 21 8 72.4 2.5 14-4 4-3 12-4 9-4 6-4 L 4 102.3 97.7 4.6
5 Mavericks 21 10 67.7 3.5 9-7 3-3 11-5 10-5 6-4 W 1 109.4 103.0 6.4
6 Clippers 20 10 66.7 4.0 11-6 4-2 12-3 8-7 5-5 W 1 106.5 100.8 5.7
7 Spurs 18 13 58.1 6.5 10-12 2-5 9-5 9-8 3-7 L 2 102.6 98.7 3.9
8 Suns 17 14 54.8 7.5 8-8 4-3 7-7 10-7 5-5 W 5 105.3 103.6 1.7
9 Pelicans 15 14 51.7 8.5 11-10 3-3 9-4 6-10 6-4 W 1 101.7 101.8 -0.1
10 Thunder 15 16 48.4 9.5 8-11 3-4 8-7 7-9 7-3 W 2 97.7 95.5 2.2
11 Nuggets 13 17 43.3 11.0 7-10 3-4 9-6 4-11 4-6 W 1 101.4 103.9 -2.5
12 Kings 12 17 41.4 11.5 10-13 3-4 7-10 5-7 2-8 L 2 101.5 103.0 -1.5
13 Jazz 9 20 31.0 14.5 4-11 1-2 4-9 5-11 4-6 W 1 96.4 101.2 -4.8
14 Lakers 9 21 30.0 15.0 5-17 2-6 4-10 5-11 4-6 L 2 102.1 109.0 -6.9
15 Timberwolves 5 23 17.9 18.0 2-14 1-3 3-11 2-12 1-9 L 7 98.6 108.9 -10.3
 

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
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 28
Boston Celtics
(55 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 30
Brooklyn Nets
(54 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 27
Charlotte Hornets
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 27
Chicago Bulls
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 29 , Away: 24
Cleveland Cavaliers
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 28
Detroit Pistons
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 28
Indiana Pacers
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 25
Miami Heat
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 27
Milwaukee Bucks
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 29 , Away: 23
New York Knicks
(51 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 26
Orlando Magic
(50 Remaining Games) Home: 28 , Away: 22
Philadelphia Sixers
(54 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 27
Toronto Raptors
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 24 , Away: 29
Washington Wizards
(54 Remaining Games) Home: 24 , Away: 30
Dallas Mavericks
(51 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 26
Denver Nuggets
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 26 , Away: 26
Golden State Warriors
(54 Remaining Games) Home: 30 , Away: 24
Houston Rockets
(54 Remaining Games) Home: 26 , Away: 28
Los Angeles Clippers
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 26 , Away: 26
Los Angeles Lakers
(52 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 25
Memphis Grizzlies
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 25 , Away: 28
Minnesota Timberwolves
(54 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 27
New Orleans Pelicans
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 28 , Away: 25
Oklahoma City Thunder
(51 Remaining Games) Home: 26 , Away: 25
Phoenix Suns
(51 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 24
Portland Trail Blazers
(51 Remaining Games) Home: 26 , Away: 25
Sacramento Kings
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 24 , Away: 29
San Antonio Spurs
(51 Remaining Games) Home: 27 , Away: 24
Utah Jazz
(53 Remaining Games) Home: 28 , Away: 25