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Final 2009-10 BBR Rankings

Posted by Neil Paine on June 18, 2010

Congratulations to the Lakers, they outlasted the Celtics in a very gritty, physical Game 7... They deserve to be champions after surviving that test. Also, congrats to the Celtics, whom no one thought would even make it to within a game of a championship. Both teams left it all on the floor here, and as an NBA fan that's all you can ask for. It was a great season, everybody, thanks in large part to our loyal readers and commenters. We couldn't do what we do without your support.

As a token of our appreciation, here are the final 2010 BBR Rankings:

Rank Prev Team W L WPct
1 3 Los Angeles Lakers 73 32 0.695
2 12 Boston Celtics 65 41 0.613
3 2 Orlando Magic 69 27 0.719
4 6 Phoenix Suns 64 34 0.653
5 1 Cleveland Cavaliers 67 26 0.720
6 7 Utah Jazz 57 35 0.620
7 8 Atlanta Hawks 57 36 0.613
8 10 San Antonio Spurs 54 38 0.587
9 4 Dallas Mavericks 57 31 0.648
10 5 Denver Nuggets 55 33 0.625
11 9 Oklahoma City Thunder 52 36 0.591
12 11 Portland Trail Blazers 52 36 0.591
13 13 Miami Heat 48 39 0.552
14 14 Milwaukee Bucks 49 40 0.551
15 15 Charlotte Bobcats 44 42 0.512
16 17 Chicago Bulls 42 45 0.483
17 16 Houston Rockets 42 40 0.512
18 18 Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 0.488
19 19 Toronto Raptors 40 42 0.488
20 20 New Orleans Hornets 37 45 0.451
21 21 Indiana Pacers 32 50 0.390
22 22 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 0.354
23 23 New York Knicks 29 53 0.354
24 25 Golden State Warriors 26 56 0.317
25 24 Detroit Pistons 27 55 0.329
26 26 Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 0.329
27 28 Sacramento Kings 25 57 0.305
28 27 Washington Wizards 26 56 0.317
29 29 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 0.183
30 30 New Jersey Nets 12 70 0.146

Only one question remains: how long before we're allowed to shift into rampant, full-scale LeBron James free agent speculation mode? Is today too soon? Bring on the 2011 season!

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10 Responses to “Final 2009-10 BBR Rankings”

  1. Mike G Says:

    And thanks to b-r.com for the great site that just keeps getting better.

    Neil, when's the last time a Game 7 had such poor shooting?
    Or the last time the winning team (G7 or any closeout win) shot as badly?
    LA : .325 FG , .676 FT, 4-20 from the arc -- TS% .418

  2. Neil Paine Says:

    I'll have to post on that later this afternoon, along with the Final Kobe-LeBron tally.

  3. koberulz Says:

    Nitpicking again, but I'm pretty sure that should be 'who' instead of 'whom'.

  4. Neil Paine Says:

    "Whom" cares? Seriously, I write a piece making a case for Kobe being better than Magic, and this is the thanks I get?

  5. JP Says:

    Hi Neil,

    I was wondering if you could do a little analysis on the large free throw disparity as compared to shots attempts at the rim, or any other quantifiable measure of "aggressive play". It sure seemed like the Celtics were matching the aggression of the Lakers, but were playing from behind against small to heavy free throw disadvantages, particularly in the last three games of the NBA Finals.

  6. Jason J Says:

    Neil, I'd also like to see an examination of when the last time a shooter as good as Allen shot so poorly in a finals series. This wasn't the worst I've ever seen a good scorer perform in a Finals, but it may be the most wide open shots I've ever seen an all-time great shooter miss in one stretch. If he had shot his normal percentage for this series on wide open shots...

  7. Neil Paine Says:

    You know what, I think I'm going to roll these questions up into a Mega Mailbag...

  8. Jason J Says:

    The SportsNeil? Neil Simmons? Bill Paine? We can make this work!

  9. Neil Paine Says:

    Yup... These are my readers.

  10. Robert August de Meijer Says:

    I'm glad to see a BBR rankings even after the finals. Thank you for doing this every week; I'm looking forward to it again next year.

    To add to the mailbag; any chance Neil can analyse the rate that sports analysts are right or wrong in predicting outcomes?