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2014-2015 Conference Regular Season Standings
Eastern Conference
Eastern W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Toronto1 22 6 0.786 0.0 15-4 5-0 14-3 8-3 8-2 W 6
Atlanta2 19 7 0.731 2.0 15-5 5-2 12-2 7-5 9-1 W 3
Washington3 19 7 0.731 2.0 13-5 5-2 13-3 6-4 8-2 L 1
Chicago4 17 9 0.654 4.0 12-4 2-2 5-5 12-4 7-3 W 2
Cleveland5 16 10 0.615 5.0 13-4 3-0 10-5 6-5 7-3 W 2
Milwaukee6 14 14 0.500 8.0 8-8 3-3 7-4 7-10 4-6 L 1
Miami7 13 15 0.464 9.0 9-9 3-5 5-9 8-6 4-6 W 1
Brooklyn8 11 15 0.423 10.0 8-10 4-2 6-7 5-8 4-6 W 1
Boston 10 15 0.400 10.5 8-8 3-2 7-8 3-7 6-4 L 1
Orlando 10 20 0.333 13.0 6-14 2-5 3-8 7-12 3-7 L 4
Indiana 9 19 0.321 13.0 5-8 1-2 5-8 4-11 2-8 W 1
Charlotte 8 19 0.296 13.5 6-8 2-3 6-9 2-10 4-6 W 2
Detroit 5 23 0.179 17.0 2-11 1-3 2-13 3-10 2-8 L 4
New York 5 25 0.167 18.0 4-15 2-4 3-12 2-13 1-9 L 5
Philadelphia 3 23 0.115 18.0 2-13 0-6 0-14 3-9 3-7 W 1
Western Conference
Western W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Golden State1 22 3 0.880 0.0 14-3 4-1 9-1 13-2 9-1 W 1
Portland2 22 6 0.786 1.5 10-5 5-1 12-2 10-4 8-2 W 5
Memphis3 21 6 0.778 2.0 14-2 4-2 12-2 9-4 6-4 L 2
Houston4 19 7 0.731 3.5 13-6 3-2 9-5 10-2 7-3 L 2
Dallas5 20 8 0.714 3.5 8-6 3-3 10-4 10-4 7-3 W 3
L.A. Clippers6 19 8 0.704 4.0 10-5 3-2 11-3 8-5 7-3 W 1
San Antonio7 17 11 0.607 6.5 9-10 2-4 8-4 9-7 4-6 L 4
New Orleans8 14 13 0.519 9.0 10-10 2-3 8-4 6-9 6-4 W 1
Phoenix 15 14 0.517 9.0 6-8 3-3 6-7 9-7 4-6 W 3
Oklahoma City 13 15 0.464 10.5 7-10 3-3 7-6 6-9 8-2 L 1
Sacramento 12 15 0.444 11.0 10-11 3-2 7-9 5-6 3-7 W 1
Denver 12 15 0.444 11.0 6-10 2-4 8-6 4-9 3-7 W 2
L.A. Lakers 8 19 0.296 15.0 4-16 1-6 3-10 5-9 4-6 L 3
Utah 8 20 0.286 15.5 3-11 1-2 4-9 4-11 3-7 L 1
Minnesota 5 21 0.192 17.5 2-13 1-2 3-11 2-10 1-9 L 5
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) Conference won-lost percentage
(4) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference
(5) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, other conference
(6) Net Points, all games
x-Clinched Playoff Berth | o-Eliminated from Playoffs contention | e-Clinched Eastern Conference | w-Clinched Western Conference
nw-Clinched Northwest Division | p-Clinched Pacific Conference | sw-Clinched Southwest Division | a-Clinched Atlantic Division
c-Clinched Central Conference | se-Clinched Southeast Conference
*-Games remaining vs.Teams Over/Under .500


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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) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division. (1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division.
(2) Better winning percentage in games against each other. (2) Better winning percentage in all games among the tied teams.
(3) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if tied teams are in same division). (3) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if all tied teams are in the same division).
(4) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference. (4) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference.
(5) 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 own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
(6) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in opposite conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position). (6) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents (“point differential”).
(7) 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.