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1985-86 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Larry Bird (25.8/9.8/6.8)
Rookie of the Year: Patrick Ewing (20.0/9.0/2.0)

PPG Leader: Dominique Wilkins (30.3)
RPG Leader: Bill Laimbeer (13.1)
APG Leader: Magic Johnson (12.6)
WS Leader: Larry Bird (15.8)

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              
Boston Celtics(1) 67 15 .817 114.1 104.7 9.06
Philadelphia 76ers(3) 54 28 .659 13.0 110.4 108.0 2.47
Washington Bullets(6) 39 43 .476 28.0 103.0 104.8 -1.28
New Jersey Nets(7) 39 43 .476 28.0 109.1 111.1 -1.39
New York Knicks (11) 23 59 .280 44.0 98.7 104.3 -4.82
Central Division              
Milwaukee Bucks(2) 57 25 .695 114.5 105.5 8.69
Atlanta Hawks(4) 50 32 .610 7.0 108.6 106.2 2.59
Detroit Pistons(5) 46 36 .561 11.0 114.2 113.0 1.44
Chicago Bulls(8) 30 52 .366 27.0 109.3 113.1 -3.12
Cleveland Cavaliers (9) 29 53 .354 28.0 107.8 110.6 -2.19
Indiana Pacers (10) 26 56 .317 31.0 103.9 107.2 -2.66
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Houston Rockets(2) 51 31 .622 114.4 111.8 2.11
Denver Nuggets(3) 47 35 .573 4.0 114.8 113.5 0.89
Dallas Mavericks(4) 44 38 .537 7.0 115.3 114.2 0.70
Utah Jazz(5) 42 40 .512 9.0 108.2 108.5 -0.67
Sacramento Kings(7) 37 45 .451 14.0 108.8 111.9 -3.19
San Antonio Spurs(8) 35 47 .427 16.0 111.2 113.1 -2.05
Pacific Division              
Los Angeles Lakers(1) 62 20 .756 117.3 109.5 6.84
Portland Trail Blazers(6) 40 42 .488 22.0 115.1 114.0 0.61
Phoenix Suns (9) 32 50 .390 30.0 110.0 113.0 -3.16
Los Angeles Clippers (10) 32 50 .390 30.0 108.6 115.5 -6.83
Seattle SuperSonics (11) 31 51 .378 31.0 104.4 104.5 -0.47
Golden State Warriors (12) 30 52 .366 32.0 113.4 116.9 -3.59

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 Boston Celtics 67-15 40-1 27-14 48-10 19-5 18-6 30-4 9-3 10-2 38-8 29-7 5-5 40-3 2-1 13-1 8-5 12-1 11-3 15-2 6-2
2 Los Angeles Lakers 62-20 35-6 27-14 15-7 47-13 6-4 9-3 24-6 23-7 37-11 25-9 7-4 34-9 3-0 11-2 11-3 10-5 8-5 14-3 5-2
3 Milwaukee Bucks 57-25 33-8 24-17 39-19 18-6 18-10 21-9 10-2 8-4 33-18 24-7 4-10 39-7 2-2 13-4 7-6 10-4 10-2 10-5 5-2
4 Philadelphia 76ers 54-28 31-10 23-18 38-20 16-8 15-9 23-11 8-4 8-4 32-18 22-10 10-6 19-9 2-1 7-7 10-4 11-5 8-4 11-6 5-1
5 Houston Rockets 51-31 36-5 15-26 13-9 38-22 6-4 7-5 20-10 18-12 33-16 18-15 5-5 20-15 2-2 11-4 7-6 12-2 6-7 8-8 5-2
6 Atlanta Hawks 50-32 34-7 16-25 35-23 15-9 14-14 21-9 6-6 9-3 28-20 22-12 8-3 24-15 1-2 7-9 7-4 11-4 8-6 12-5 4-2
7 Denver Nuggets 47-35 34-7 13-28 13-9 34-26 6-4 7-5 15-15 19-11 30-21 17-14 9-5 23-18 4-0 8-6 7-6 8-8 9-4 8-7 3-4
8 Detroit Pistons 46-36 31-10 15-26 33-25 13-11 15-13 18-12 6-6 7-5 26-24 20-12 12-5 20-17 2-2 10-5 3-10 8-7 13-1 6-8 4-3
9 Dallas Mavericks 44-38 26-15 18-23 11-11 33-27 5-5 6-6 16-14 17-13 25-22 19-16 6-7 21-12 1-1 8-6 5-8 9-6 6-8 11-5 4-4
10 Utah Jazz 42-40 27-14 15-26 12-10 30-30 4-6 8-4 15-15 15-15 25-27 17-13 11-5 20-18 1-2 10-6 6-8 7-9 6-5 9-7 3-3
11 Portland Trail Blazers 40-42 27-14 13-28 9-13 31-29 3-7 6-6 13-17 18-12 29-24 11-18 7-6 23-17 2-1 10-6 8-8 8-7 1-12 7-5 4-3
12 New Jersey Nets 39-43 26-15 13-28 26-32 13-11 11-13 15-19 7-5 6-6 28-23 11-20 5-6 16-25 2-2 8-7 10-4 7-8 4-9 5-10 3-3
13 Washington Bullets 39-43 26-15 13-28 29-29 10-14 11-13 18-16 3-9 7-5 23-26 16-17 10-5 12-20 2-1 5-9 8-5 8-8 5-9 7-8 4-3
14 Sacramento Kings 37-45 25-16 12-29 9-13 28-32 3-7 6-6 15-15 13-17 20-30 17-15 7-8 11-25 1-2 4-10 4-10 9-8 9-2 6-10 4-3
15 San Antonio Spurs 35-47 21-20 14-27 10-12 25-35 5-5 5-7 9-21 16-14 27-25 8-22 4-10 16-23 1-2 8-6 10-5 6-10 5-8 3-13 2-3
16 Los Angeles Clippers 32-50 22-19 10-31 7-15 25-35 4-6 3-9 15-15 10-20 18-32 14-18 7-6 6-34 4-0 2-12 5-9 7-9 4-7 6-10 4-3
17 Phoenix Suns 32-50 23-18 9-32 7-15 25-35 2-8 5-7 9-21 16-14 20-28 12-22 7-7 19-27 0-3 3-12 7-4 7-9 6-7 6-9 3-6
18 Seattle SuperSonics 31-51 24-17 7-34 8-14 23-37 5-5 3-9 12-18 11-19 17-33 14-18 4-12 18-14 0-3 8-7 4-10 5-10 4-8 8-9 2-4
19 Chicago Bulls 30-52 22-19 8-33 19-39 11-13 9-19 10-20 5-7 6-6 17-34 13-18 6-4 11-27 3-1 4-11 6-9 3-10 5-9 5-9 4-3
20 Golden State Warriors 30-52 24-17 6-35 9-13 21-39 4-6 5-7 9-21 12-18 15-37 15-15 7-8 11-24 1-3 7-8 4-11 2-14 5-6 9-6 2-4
21 Cleveland Cavaliers 29-53 16-25 13-28 19-39 10-14 9-20 10-19 5-7 5-7 18-31 11-22 3-9 16-25 1-3 6-7 7-8 4-11 5-7 5-10 1-7
22 Indiana Pacers 26-56 19-22 7-34 19-39 7-17 10-19 9-20 1-11 6-6 16-33 10-23 1-7 18-28 1-1 2-13 6-7 5-11 6-8 5-10 1-6
23 New York Knicks 23-59 15-26 8-33 14-44 9-15 5-19 9-25 4-8 5-7 18-32 5-27 3-5 8-33 0-3 4-11 7-7 6-9 2-9 3-14 1-6

Team vs. Team

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