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1977-78 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Washington Bullets

Most Valuable Player: Bill Walton (18.9/13.2/5.0)
Rookie of the Year: Walter Davis (24.2/6.0/3.4)

PPG Leader: George Gervin (27.2)
RPG Leader: Truck Robinson (15.7)
APG Leader: Kevin Porter (10.2)
WS Leader: David Thompson (12.7)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*) ▪ Click conference name for conference standings
Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Atlantic Division              
Philadelphia 76ers(1) 55 27 .671 114.7 109.6 4.87
New York Knicks(5) 43 39 .524 12.0 113.4 114.0 -0.53
Boston Celtics (8) 32 50 .390 23.0 105.7 107.7 -1.86
Buffalo Braves (10) 27 55 .329 28.0 105.3 109.0 -3.55
New Jersey Nets (11) 24 58 .293 31.0 106.7 112.5 -5.61
Central Division              
San Antonio Spurs(2) 52 30 .634 114.5 111.1 3.20
Washington Bullets(3) 44 38 .537 8.0 110.3 109.4 0.82
Cleveland Cavaliers(4) 43 39 .524 9.0 104.4 103.9 0.44
Atlanta Hawks(6) 41 41 .500 11.0 103.7 103.9 -0.13
New Orleans Jazz (7) 39 43 .476 13.0 107.6 109.5 -1.80
Houston Rockets (9) 28 54 .341 24.0 103.8 107.8 -3.83
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Denver Nuggets(2) 48 34 .585 111.8 110.9 0.80
Milwaukee Bucks(6) 44 38 .537 4.0 112.4 113.0 -0.59
Chicago Bulls (8) 40 42 .488 8.0 103.9 104.8 -0.79
Detroit Pistons (9) 38 44 .463 10.0 109.0 110.2 -1.22
Kansas City Kings (10) 31 51 .378 17.0 109.5 111.4 -1.76
Indiana Pacers (11) 31 51 .378 17.0 108.6 111.1 -2.37
Pacific Division              
Portland Trail Blazers(1) 58 24 .707 107.7 101.5 5.92
Phoenix Suns(3) 49 33 .598 9.0 112.3 108.6 3.50
Seattle SuperSonics(4) 47 35 .573 11.0 104.5 102.9 1.48
Los Angeles Lakers(5) 45 37 .549 13.0 110.3 107.6 2.59
Golden State Warriors (7) 43 39 .524 15.0 106.1 105.7 0.41

Expanded Standings

Place Conference Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road E W A C M P Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
1 Portland Trail Blazers 58-24 36-5 22-19 28-14 30-10 14-5 14-9 17-7 13-3 40-8 18-16 11-5 29-11 4-1 12-2 11-2 12-3 11-2 6-11 2-3
2 Philadelphia 76ers 55-27 37-4 18-23 28-12 27-15 14-2 14-10 15-8 12-7 34-14 21-13 10-9 30-6 2-3 14-2 6-6 10-3 9-5 12-3 2-5
3 San Antonio Spurs 52-30 32-9 20-21 29-11 23-19 14-6 15-5 14-8 9-11 31-19 21-11 8-5 29-16 4-3 8-7 7-6 11-2 7-5 12-5 3-2
4 Phoenix Suns 49-33 34-7 15-26 25-17 24-16 12-7 13-10 16-8 8-8 34-16 15-17 3-4 33-19 3-3 8-4 10-6 12-2 5-8 9-7 2-3
5 Denver Nuggets 48-34 33-8 15-26 26-16 22-18 11-9 15-7 11-9 11-9 32-18 16-16 12-13 15-13 4-2 10-6 7-5 10-4 8-6 5-9 4-2
6 Seattle SuperSonics 47-35 31-10 16-25 22-20 25-15 11-8 11-12 17-7 8-8 27-22 20-13 11-7 19-14 1-6 5-11 11-3 10-2 7-5 9-7 4-1
7 Los Angeles Lakers 45-37 29-12 16-25 26-16 19-21 14-5 12-11 13-11 6-10 24-26 21-11 7-8 25-13 2-5 6-8 8-5 7-7 9-4 10-6 3-2
8 Milwaukee Bucks 44-38 28-13 16-25 24-18 20-20 11-8 13-10 14-6 6-14 26-27 18-11 13-6 20-20 3-2 8-8 9-7 6-8 7-4 8-7 3-2
9 Washington Bullets 44-38 29-12 15-26 26-14 18-24 12-8 14-6 8-15 10-9 26-23 18-15 8-9 21-17 1-3 9-4 10-6 6-8 5-8 10-7 3-2
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 43-39 27-14 16-25 22-18 21-21 13-7 9-11 13-10 8-11 24-24 19-15 7-5 21-20 3-3 10-2 5-10 4-9 8-7 8-8 5-0
11 New York Knicks 43-39 29-12 14-27 19-21 24-18 7-9 12-12 17-6 7-12 26-25 17-14 15-7 12-20 3-2 8-7 8-6 7-8 6-5 7-10 4-1
12 Golden State Warriors 43-39 30-11 13-28 23-19 20-20 11-8 12-11 15-9 5-11 25-26 18-13 7-7 20-16 5-2 5-9 5-9 9-5 5-7 11-5 3-2
13 Atlanta Hawks 41-41 29-12 12-29 20-20 21-21 12-8 8-12 11-12 10-9 24-27 17-14 9-12 16-18 3-1 8-6 6-11 6-9 6-6 8-7 4-1
14 Chicago Bulls 40-42 29-12 11-30 24-18 16-24 9-10 15-8 8-12 8-12 28-23 12-19 12-11 14-15 4-2 6-7 10-5 7-8 5-10 6-8 2-2
15 New Orleans Jazz 39-43 27-14 12-29 19-21 20-22 11-9 8-12 9-14 11-8 26-24 13-19 14-12 13-22 4-1 7-9 3-10 11-4 4-9 7-9 3-1
16 Detroit Pistons 38-44 24-17 14-27 22-20 16-24 9-10 13-10 8-12 8-12 23-27 15-17 10-6 19-23 4-3 4-8 7-7 7-7 6-7 8-8 2-4
17 Boston Celtics 32-50 24-17 8-33 16-24 16-26 8-8 8-16 10-13 6-13 17-30 15-20 8-13 11-21 1-5 6-7 4-11 4-7 7-5 8-10 2-5
18 Indiana Pacers 31-51 21-20 10-31 18-24 13-27 9-10 9-14 8-12 5-15 19-30 12-21 6-14 8-20 3-2 4-11 7-4 5-11 3-11 7-10 2-2
19 Kansas City Kings 31-51 22-19 9-32 16-26 15-25 7-12 9-14 11-9 4-16 17-34 14-17 8-7 14-17 3-4 4-9 6-8 3-13 8-4 7-8 0-5
20 Houston Rockets 28-54 21-20 7-34 15-25 13-29 9-11 6-14 8-15 5-14 18-31 10-23 3-16 15-26 3-2 4-10 6-8 3-11 8-7 1-13 3-3
21 Buffalo Braves 27-55 20-21 7-34 16-24 11-31 7-9 9-15 8-15 3-16 16-30 11-25 5-10 9-22 2-4 8-6 3-10 3-9 3-10 7-10 1-6
22 New Jersey Nets 24-58 18-23 6-35 10-30 14-28 4-12 6-18 9-14 5-14 9-42 15-16 9-10 6-30 1-4 2-13 5-9 1-14 5-7 9-7 1-4

Team vs. Team

Rk Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SEA WSB
1 Atlanta Hawks 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 3-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 2-1 1-3
2 Boston Celtics 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-1 2-2 1-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 0-4 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-3
3 Buffalo Braves 1-3 1-3 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-3 3-1 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
4 Chicago Bulls 3-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 3-1 3-1 0-4 2-2 1-3 1-2 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-1
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-2 0-4 0-4 3-1 2-2
6 Denver Nuggets 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 3-1 2-1 1-3 3-1
7 Detroit Pistons 2-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 0-3 0-4 2-2 1-3 1-2 1-3 2-2
8 Golden State Warriors 3-1 2-2 3-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-1 3-1 3-1 0-4 2-2 3-1 0-4 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-2 2-2
9 Houston Rockets 1-3 2-2 1-3 1-3 2-2 0-3 1-3 1-2 3-1 2-2 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-3
10 Indiana Pacers 1-3 1-2 3-1 1-3 1-2 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 3-1
11 Kansas City Kings 1-2 2-2 2-1 4-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-4 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-3 0-4 0-4 0-4 1-3 2-2
12 Los Angeles Lakers 1-3 2-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 4-0 3-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 4-0 2-1 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-2 1-3 2-2
13 Milwaukee Bucks 2-2 1-3 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-1 4-0 4-0 1-3 3-1 2-1 3-1 1-2 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1
14 New Jersey Nets 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-3 0-4 1-3 0-4 2-2 0-3 0-4 2-2 2-2
15 New Orleans Jazz 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 4-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-2 1-2 4-0 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 1-3 2-2 0-4
16 New York Knicks 2-2 2-2 1-3 3-1 1-3 3-1 3-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 4-0 1-3 1-3 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-1 2-2
17 Philadelphia 76ers 2-2 4-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 3-1 4-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 2-2 2-1 4-0 2-2 3-1 2-1 2-2 3-1 3-1 2-2
18 Phoenix Suns 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 4-0 3-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 3-1 1-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-2
19 Portland Trail Blazers 3-1 3-1 3-1 3-1 4-0 1-3 3-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 4-0 4-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-1
20 San Antonio Spurs 3-1 4-0 3-1 2-2 4-0 1-2 2-1 1-3 3-1 3-1 4-0 2-2 2-2 4-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2
21 Seattle SuperSonics 1-2 4-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 3-1 3-1 2-2 4-0 3-1 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3
22 Washington Bullets 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-2 2-2 3-1