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1978-79 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Seattle SuperSonics

Most Valuable Player: Moses Malone (24.8/17.6/1.8)
Rookie of the Year: Phil Ford (15.9/2.3/8.6)

PPG Leader: George Gervin (29.6)
RPG Leader: Moses Malone (17.6)
APG Leader: Kevin Porter (13.4)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (14.4)

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              
Washington Bullets(1) 54 28 .659 114.9 109.9 4.75
Philadelphia 76ers(3) 47 35 .573 7.0 109.5 107.7 1.74
New Jersey Nets(6) 37 45 .451 17.0 107.7 111.9 -4.00
New York Knicks (7) 31 51 .378 23.0 107.7 111.1 -3.29
Boston Celtics (10) 29 53 .354 25.0 108.2 113.3 -4.78
Central Division              
San Antonio Spurs(2) 48 34 .585 119.3 114.1 4.97
Houston Rockets(4) 47 35 .573 1.0 113.4 112.4 0.92
Atlanta Hawks(5) 46 36 .561 2.0 109.1 107.1 1.92
Detroit Pistons (8) 30 52 .366 18.0 110.0 112.7 -2.60
Cleveland Cavaliers (9) 30 52 .366 18.0 106.5 110.2 -3.57
New Orleans Jazz (11) 26 56 .317 22.0 108.3 114.6 -5.97
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Kansas City Kings(2) 48 34 .585 113.1 110.2 2.73
Denver Nuggets(4) 47 35 .573 1.0 110.7 109.5 1.24
Milwaukee Bucks (8) 38 44 .463 10.0 114.1 111.8 2.12
Indiana Pacers (10) 38 44 .463 10.0 108.6 110.2 -1.41
Chicago Bulls (11) 31 51 .378 17.0 104.7 108.7 -3.78
Pacific Division              
Seattle SuperSonics(1) 52 30 .634 106.6 103.9 2.69
Phoenix Suns(3) 50 32 .610 2.0 115.4 111.7 3.55
Los Angeles Lakers(5) 47 35 .573 5.0 112.9 109.9 2.95
Portland Trail Blazers(6) 45 37 .549 7.0 108.4 107.1 1.12
San Diego Clippers (7) 43 39 .524 9.0 113.1 114.9 -1.76
Golden State Warriors (9) 38 44 .463 14.0 105.1 104.8 0.46

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 Washington Bullets 54-28 31-10 23-18 29-11 25-17 11-5 18-6 12-7 13-10 36-15 18-13 7-7 32-14 4-5 11-2 9-5 10-3 8-4 9-6 3-3
2 Seattle SuperSonics 52-30 31-10 21-20 28-14 24-16 13-7 15-7 13-7 11-9 34-16 18-14 15-9 23-10 7-1 9-4 6-7 10-4 6-9 11-3 3-2
3 Phoenix Suns 50-32 32-9 18-23 29-13 21-19 12-7 17-6 10-10 11-9 32-20 18-12 7-8 27-11 7-3 10-4 7-7 7-6 6-6 10-4 3-2
4 Kansas City Kings 48-34 32-9 16-25 25-17 23-17 13-5 12-12 12-4 11-13 31-20 17-14 6-9 23-12 4-5 8-3 8-6 10-6 10-4 5-10 3-0
5 San Antonio Spurs 48-34 29-12 19-22 24-16 24-18 13-7 11-9 11-8 13-10 31-22 17-12 8-9 27-11 5-4 5-7 12-4 9-5 7-5 6-8 4-1
6 Denver Nuggets 47-35 29-12 18-23 23-19 24-16 11-8 12-11 8-8 16-8 28-26 19-9 9-8 21-12 6-3 4-10 7-6 11-6 7-6 9-2 3-2
7 Houston Rockets 47-35 30-11 17-24 24-16 23-19 12-8 12-8 10-10 13-9 27-23 20-12 12-5 17-17 5-3 5-7 9-5 8-7 7-6 9-5 4-2
8 Los Angeles Lakers 47-35 31-10 16-25 23-19 24-16 11-8 12-11 13-7 11-9 32-20 15-15 13-15 23-11 4-4 11-3 8-7 9-6 7-4 5-8 3-3
9 Philadelphia 76ers 47-35 31-10 16-25 25-15 22-20 9-7 16-8 12-7 10-13 30-19 17-16 10-10 18-11 5-1 9-5 9-5 6-7 6-8 9-8 3-1
10 Atlanta Hawks 46-36 34-7 12-29 24-16 22-20 10-10 14-6 12-7 10-13 28-25 18-11 10-10 19-15 4-4 8-5 7-9 9-7 6-4 8-7 4-0
11 Portland Trail Blazers 45-37 33-8 12-29 28-14 17-23 13-6 15-8 9-11 8-12 24-25 21-12 11-15 20-12 4-4 9-6 5-6 5-9 8-5 12-4 2-3
12 San Diego Clippers 43-39 29-12 14-27 18-24 25-15 8-11 10-13 14-6 11-9 27-27 16-12 16-5 12-17 5-6 6-9 7-6 8-6 8-4 7-6 2-2
13 Golden State Warriors 38-44 23-18 15-26 23-19 15-25 10-9 13-10 7-13 8-12 25-29 13-15 9-16 15-11 5-4 7-6 6-8 7-10 3-8 7-7 3-1
14 Indiana Pacers 38-44 25-16 13-28 24-18 14-26 7-12 17-6 6-10 8-16 21-30 17-14 12-9 8-19 4-3 4-10 3-11 9-6 6-8 10-5 2-1
15 Milwaukee Bucks 38-44 28-13 10-31 19-23 19-21 9-11 10-12 9-7 10-14 22-32 16-12 7-12 19-13 4-6 5-10 6-8 7-7 5-6 10-4 1-3
16 New Jersey Nets 37-45 25-16 12-29 18-22 19-23 7-9 11-13 7-12 12-11 23-26 14-19 12-5 13-25 6-4 7-7 4-6 6-7 8-6 5-10 1-5
17 Chicago Bulls 31-51 19-22 12-29 17-25 14-26 9-10 8-15 5-11 9-15 19-33 12-18 7-6 12-26 1-8 5-8 9-5 3-11 5-8 6-10 2-1
18 New York Knicks 31-51 23-18 8-33 17-23 14-28 7-9 10-14 8-11 6-17 24-30 7-21 7-9 10-27 4-5 8-7 7-7 4-11 4-9 4-9 0-3
19 Cleveland Cavaliers 30-52 20-21 10-31 15-25 15-27 9-11 6-14 7-12 8-15 20-31 10-21 7-9 12-24 4-4 3-11 7-6 6-8 6-8 3-11 1-4
20 Detroit Pistons 30-52 22-19 8-33 14-26 16-26 5-15 9-11 10-9 6-17 19-33 11-19 3-11 14-22 2-7 6-7 4-10 6-8 5-7 6-9 1-4
21 Boston Celtics 29-53 21-20 8-33 15-25 14-28 6-10 9-15 7-12 7-16 19-31 10-22 8-8 9-29 1-6 4-10 8-5 5-10 7-5 3-12 1-5
22 New Orleans Jazz 26-56 22-19 4-37 15-25 11-31 7-13 8-12 6-13 5-18 17-36 9-20 6-7 7-32 4-5 6-9 2-11 5-10 4-9 4-10 1-2

Team vs. Team

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