NBA Conference Standings

2015-16 NBA Magic Numbers

Eastern Conference

East W L W% GB
BOS 34 12 .739 - 35 31 29 28 27 26 28 26 23 23 20 19 17 16
TOR 31 13 .704 2 NC 34 32 31 30 29 31 29 26 26 23 22 20 19
CLE 27 17 .613 6 NC NC 36 35 34 33 35 33 30 30 27 26 24 23
MIA 26 19 .577 7.5 NC NC NC 36 35 34 36 34 31 31 28 27 25 24
WAS 26 20 .565 8 NC NC NC NC 35 34 36 34 31 31 28 27 25 24
MIL 23 21 .522 10 NC NC NC NC NC 37 NC 37 34 34 31 30 28 27
IND 24 22 .521 10 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 36 33 33 30 29 27 26
PHI 21 20 .512 10.5 NC NC NC NC 41 40 39 39 36 36 33 32 30 29
DET 22 22 .500 11 NC NC NC NC NC NC 38 NC 35 35 32 31 29 28
NY 21 25 .456 13 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 36 33 32 30 29
CHA 18 25 .418 14.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 39 36 35 33 32
CHI 17 28 .377 16.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 36 34 33
BKN 17 29 .369 17 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 34 33
ATL 13 31 .295 20 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 37
ORL 13 32 .288 20.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC

Western Conference

West W L W% GB
GSW 37 9 .804 - 33 28 27 25 24 24 24 22 18 16 17 16 15 13
HOU 31 12 .720 4.5 NC 34 33 31 30 30 30 28 24 22 23 22 21 19
SA 30 17 .638 7.5 NC NC 34 32 31 31 31 29 25 23 24 23 22 20
MIN 29 18 .617 8.5 NC NC NC 33 32 32 32 30 26 24 25 24 23 21
OKC 25 20 .555 11.5 NC NC NC NC 36 36 36 34 30 28 29 28 27 25
POR 24 21 .533 12.5 NC NC NC NC NC 37 37 35 31 29 30 29 28 26
NO 23 21 .522 13 NC NC NC NC NC 38 38 36 32 30 31 30 29 27
LAC 23 21 .522 13 NC NC NC NC NC 38 38 36 32 30 31 30 29 27
DEN 23 23 .500 14 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 32 30 31 30 29 27
UTH 18 27 .400 18.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 35 36 35 34 32
PHX 17 29 .369 20 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 36 35 33
MEM 16 28 .363 20 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 37 37 36 34
LAL 16 29 .355 20.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 37 NC 36 34
DAL 15 30 .333 21.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 35
SAC 13 32 .288 23.5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC

Two-Team Tiebreaker

  1. Division winner
  2. Better record in head-to-head games
  3. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
  4. Higher winning percentage in conference games
  5. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
  6. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in opposite conference
  7. Higher point differential between points scored and points allowed

Three-Team Tiebreaker

  1. Division winner
  2. Best head-to-head winning percentage among all teams tied
  3. Highest winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
  4. Highest winning percentage in conference games
  5. Highest winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
  6. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed

Tiebreaking prodecures from NBA.com

Updated: January 20, 2018 12:00pm ET