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STATISTICS
Through Games on Thursday, April 5, 2012

Standings | Tiebreaker Basis | Games Remaining
If The Playoffs Started Today
Eastern Conference Western Conference
(1) CHICAGO (1H/1A) vs. (8) New York
(Chicago leads 2-0)
(2) MIAMI vs. (7) Philadelphia
(Miami won 4-0)
(3) INDIANA vs. (6) Orlando
(Orlando won 3-1)
(4) BOSTON (1H/1A) vs. (5) Atlanta
(Boston leads 1-0)
(1) OKLAHOMA CITY (1H) vs. (8) Denver
(Oklahoma City leads 2-0)
(2) SAN ANTONIO vs. (7) Houston
(Series tied 2-2)
(3) LOS ANGELES (1H) vs. (6) Dallas
(Los Angeles leads 3-0)
(4) LOS ANGELES (1A) vs. (5) Memphis
(Los Angeles leads 2-0)


Above records are for the season series between the two teams
Standings
Eastern Conference
Rank Team W-L PCT DIV CONF HOME AWAY GB >=.500 (H/A)* <.500 (H/A)* TIE BREAK BASIS
1 Chicagox 43-13 0.768 10-1 32-7 22-6 21-7 0.0 6 (3-3) 4 (2-2) -
2 Miamix 39-14 0.736 8-3 29-8 23-2 16-12 2.5 7 (4-3) 6 (4-2) -
3 Indiana 33-21 0.611 4-3 22-16 17-7 16-14 9.0 5 (4-1) 7 (5-2) -
4 Boston 30-24 0.556 6-4 23-13 19-9 11-15 12.0 8 (4-4) 4 (1-3) -
5 Atlanta 32-23 0.582 9-3 25-14 18-8 14-15 10.5 6 (4-2) 5 (3-2) 2
6 Orlando 32-23 0.582 7-5 25-15 18-11 14-12 10.5 7 (2-5) 4 (2-2) -
7 Philadelphia 29-25 0.537 4-4 22-14 19-11 10-14 13.0 5 (2-3) 7 (1-6) -
8 New York 28-27 0.509 6-6 21-17 18-10 10-17 14.5 6 (4-2) 5 (1-4) -
9 Milwaukee 26-28 0.481 6-6 20-18 13-12 13-16 16.0 6 (4-2) 6 (4-2)  
10 Detroit 21-33 0.389 3-8 16-21 15-12 6-21 21.0 7 (2-5) 5 (4-1)  
11 Toronto 20-35 0.364 5-7 12-26 11-17 9-18 22.5 7 (3-4) 4 (2-2)  
12 New Jersey 19-37 0.339 4-4 13-25 7-19 12-18 24.0 6 (5-1) 4 (2-2)  
13 Cleveland 17-35 0.327 3-8 9-27 9-18 8-17 24.0 8 (4-4) 6 (2-4)  
14 Washingtono 12-43 0.218 2-7 8-29 7-21 5-22 30.5 5 (2-3) 6 (3-3)  
15 Charlotteo 7-45 0.135 1-9 5-32 4-20 3-25 34.0 7 (5-2) 7 (4-3)  
Western Conference
Rank Team W-L PCT DIV CONF HOME AWAY GB >=.500 (H/A)* <.500 (H/A)* TIE BREAK BASIS
1 Oklahoma Cityx 40-14 0.741 9-2 29-10 23-5 17-9 0.0 6 (2-4) 6 (3-3) -
2 San Antonio 38-14 0.731 10-4 24-11 21-4 17-10 1.0 8 (5-3) 6 (3-3) -
3 L.A. Lakers 35-20 0.636 8-3 26-11 23-5 12-15 5.5 8 (5-3) 3 (0-3) -
4 L.A. Clippers 33-22 0.600 5-6 22-17 20-9 13-13 7.5 7 (1-6) 4 (3-1) -
5 Memphis 30-23 0.566 5-6 19-20 18-7 12-16 9.5 7 (5-2) 6 (3-3) -
6 Dallas 31-24 0.564 7-4 21-18 20-9 11-15 9.5 6 (1-5) 5 (3-2) -
7 Houston 29-25 0.537 5-6 18-19 20-8 9-17 11.0 7 (3-4) 5 (2-3) 4
8 Denver 29-25 0.537 3-7 14-23 15-12 14-13 11.0 8 (4-4) 4 (2-2) -
9 Phoenix 28-26 0.519 7-5 18-18 16-11 12-15 12.0 10 (5-5) 2 (1-1)  
10 Utah 28-27 0.509 7-4 18-20 19-8 9-19 12.5 7 (4-3) 4 (2-2)  
11 Portland 26-29 0.473 4-8 18-20 19-10 7-19 14.5 8 (3-5) 3 (1-2)  
12 Minnesota 25-31 0.446 4-6 19-21 13-14 12-17 16.0 7 (5-2) 3 (1-2)  
13 Golden State 21-32 0.396 7-6 14-21 11-16 10-16 18.5 10 (5-5) 3 (1-2)  
14 Sacramento 19-36 0.345 2-9 14-24 14-14 5-22 21.5 8 (4-4) 3 (1-2)  
15 New Orleanso 14-40 0.259 1-8 8-29 6-21 8-19 26.0 8 (4-4) 4 (2-2)  


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.



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Games Remaining
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlanta ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 7
ROAD: 4
Boston ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 7
Charlotte ( 14 games remaining ) :
HOME: 9
ROAD: 5
Chicago ( 10 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 5
Cleveland ( 14 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 8
Detroit ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 6
Indiana ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 9
ROAD: 3
Miami ( 13 games remaining ) :
HOME: 8
ROAD: 5
Milwaukee ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 8
ROAD: 4
New Jersey ( 10 games remaining ) :
HOME: 7
ROAD: 3
New York ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 6
Orlando ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 4
ROAD: 7
Philadelphia ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 3
ROAD: 9
Toronto ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 6
Washington ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 6
Dallas ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 4
ROAD: 7
Denver ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 6
Golden State ( 13 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 7
Houston ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 7
L.A. Clippers ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 4
ROAD: 7
L.A. Lakers ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 6
Memphis ( 13 games remaining ) :
HOME: 8
ROAD: 5
Minnesota ( 10 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 4
New Orleans ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 6
Oklahoma City ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 7
Phoenix ( 12 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 6
Portland ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 4
ROAD: 7
Sacramento ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 5
ROAD: 6
San Antonio ( 14 games remaining ) :
HOME: 8
ROAD: 6
Utah ( 11 games remaining ) :
HOME: 6
ROAD: 5

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