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BBR Rankings: Special Edition – Best Teams of the 2010 Calendar Year

Posted by Neil Paine on January 1, 2011

Here's what you get when you run the BBR Rankings (and our old friend Maximum Likelihood) on every game, regular-season & playoff, that took place in the calendar year of 2010:

Rank Team W L WPct Offense Rk Defense Rk Overall MLE Rk
1 Orlando Magic 67 31 0.684 3.16 5 -4.36 4 7.52 0.8600 4
2 San Antonio Spurs 63 31 0.670 1.82 7 -3.61 5 5.43 0.9082 2
3 Los Angeles Lakers 71 36 0.664 3.17 4 -2.14 7 5.31 0.8960 3
4 Miami Heat 57 34 0.626 0.58 15 -4.69 2 5.27 0.5508 10
5 Utah Jazz 61 32 0.656 3.80 2 -1.40 12 5.20 0.8274 5
6 Boston Celtics 66 40 0.623 -0.26 17 -4.57 3 4.31 0.6622 6
7 Phoenix Suns 57 39 0.594 7.29 1 3.76 25 3.53 0.5628 9
8 Oklahoma City Thunder 57 33 0.633 1.35 12 -1.92 9 3.27 0.6346 7
9 Dallas Mavericks 59 28 0.678 1.63 9 -1.51 11 3.15 0.9162 1
10 Denver Nuggets 53 34 0.609 3.74 3 0.70 19 3.04 0.6208 8
11 Atlanta Hawks 57 40 0.588 1.90 6 0.23 16 1.67 0.3893 11
12 Portland Trail Blazers 48 39 0.552 1.54 10 0.04 14 1.50 0.3200 12
13 Chicago Bulls 50 38 0.568 -2.06 22 -3.45 6 1.39 0.2662 14
14 Milwaukee Bucks 49 40 0.551 -3.41 26 -4.79 1 1.38 0.2808 13
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 49 42 0.538 0.66 14 0.44 17 0.22 0.1402 15
Rank Team W L WPct Offense Rk Defense Rk Overall MLE Rk
16 Houston Rockets 38 43 0.469 1.21 13 1.71 21 -0.50 -0.1888 19
17 New Orleans Hornets 42 43 0.494 -0.63 18 0.05 15 -0.68 0.0201 16
18 Memphis Grizzlies 39 44 0.470 -1.34 19 -0.56 13 -0.78 -0.0777 18
19 Charlotte Bobcats 43 44 0.494 -2.78 23 -1.94 8 -0.85 -0.0764 17
20 Indiana Pacers 37 45 0.451 -3.02 24 -1.85 10 -1.17 -0.2330 20
21 Philadelphia 76ers 31 52 0.373 -1.92 21 0.68 18 -2.60 -0.5668 23
22 Toronto Raptors 35 46 0.432 1.76 8 4.89 29 -3.14 -0.4131 21
23 New York Knickerbockers 35 47 0.427 1.41 11 4.96 30 -3.54 -0.4702 22
24 Golden State Warriors 30 53 0.361 0.39 16 4.01 26 -3.62 -0.6577 24
25 Detroit Pistons 27 56 0.325 -1.38 20 4.82 28 -6.20 -0.9147 25
26 Washington Wizards 24 59 0.289 -4.15 27 2.10 22 -6.25 -1.0275 27
27 Los Angeles Clippers 25 58 0.301 -4.18 28 2.99 24 -7.17 -0.9985 26
28 Sacramento Kings 17 63 0.213 -5.81 30 1.62 20 -7.42 -1.5989 30
29 New Jersey Nets 18 65 0.217 -4.99 29 2.67 23 -7.66 -1.4357 28
30 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 0.195 -3.39 25 4.38 27 -7.77 -1.5104 29
HCA 3.21 0.4699
LgRtg 108.38

Happy New Year, everybody!

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