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created: Monday January 26, 12:05 AM
2014-2015 Division Regular Season Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Toronto3 29 15 0.659 0.0 20-8 8-0 17-7 12-8 5-5 W 2
Brooklyn 18 26 0.409 11.0 12-16 5-4 8-14 10-12 2-8 L 2
Boston 15 27 0.357 13.0 9-17 4-4 9-13 6-14 4-6 L 1
Philadelphia 8 36 0.182 21.0 6-20 1-9 3-18 5-18 3-7 L 5
New York 8 37 0.178 21.5 6-22 3-4 5-17 3-20 3-7 L 1
Central W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Chicago4 29 17 0.630 0.0 18-11 4-3 13-11 16-6 4-6 L 1
Cleveland5 25 20 0.556 3.5 17-9 4-2 15-9 10-11 6-4 W 6
Milwaukee6 22 22 0.500 6.0 15-13 5-5 10-10 12-12 5-5 L 1
Detroit 17 28 0.378 11.5 11-15 4-4 7-15 10-13 5-5 L 2
Indiana 16 30 0.348 13.0 10-15 2-5 8-11 8-19 2-8 W 1
Southeast W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Atlanta1 37 8 0.822 0.0 25-6 6-2 20-3 17-5 10-0 W 16
Washington2 30 15 0.667 7.0 20-8 5-3 18-6 12-9 6-4 W 1
Miami7 20 24 0.455 16.5 13-13 3-7 8-13 12-11 6-4 W 2
Charlotte8 19 26 0.422 18.0 14-12 4-4 12-13 7-13 8-2 W 1
Orlando 15 32 0.319 23.0 10-21 4-6 5-15 10-17 2-8 L 5
Western Conference
Northwest W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Portland3 32 13 0.711 0.0 14-10 6-1 20-5 12-8 5-5 W 1
Oklahoma City 22 22 0.500 9.5 11-15 4-4 12-7 10-15 5-5 L 2
Denver 18 26 0.409 13.5 11-15 4-5 12-12 6-14 4-6 L 6
Utah 16 28 0.364 15.5 7-16 3-3 8-12 8-16 4-6 W 2
Minnesota 7 36 0.163 24.0 3-24 2-6 3-18 4-18 2-8 L 4
Pacific W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Golden State1 36 6 0.857 0.0 22-6 6-3 21-1 15-5 9-1 W 5
L.A. Clippers5 30 14 0.682 7.0 17-6 7-2 19-7 11-7 7-3 W 4
Phoenix8 26 20 0.565 12.0 13-14 6-4 13-9 13-11 6-4 L 2
Sacramento 16 27 0.372 20.5 12-18 3-6 10-15 6-12 2-8 L 6
L.A. Lakers 12 33 0.267 25.5 6-27 2-9 6-16 6-17 1-9 L 8
Southwest W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Memphis2 31 12 0.721 0.0 18-7 5-5 18-5 13-7 7-3 W 2
Houston4 31 14 0.689 1.0 19-10 4-4 15-7 16-7 7-3 W 2
Dallas6 30 15 0.667 2.0 14-10 4-4 14-7 16-8 5-5 L 2
San Antonio7 29 17 0.630 3.5 18-13 4-6 17-6 12-11 8-2 W 2
New Orleans 23 21 0.523 8.5 17-11 6-4 14-5 9-16 6-4 W 3
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.