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1986-87 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Magic Johnson (23.9/6.3/12.2)
Rookie of the Year: Chuck Person (18.8/8.3/3.6)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (37.1)
RPG Leader: Charles Barkley (14.6)
APG Leader: Magic Johnson (12.2)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (16.9)

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) 59 23 .720 112.6 106.0 6.58
Philadelphia 76ers(5) 45 37 .549 14.0 106.5 106.6 0.12
Washington Bullets(6) 42 40 .512 17.0 106.0 107.3 -1.01
New Jersey Nets (10) 24 58 .293 35.0 108.5 113.5 -4.41
New York Knicks (11) 24 58 .293 35.0 103.8 110.0 -5.42
Central Division              
Atlanta Hawks(2) 57 25 .695 110.0 102.8 7.19
Detroit Pistons(3) 52 30 .634 5.0 111.2 107.8 3.52
Milwaukee Bucks(4) 50 32 .610 7.0 110.4 106.5 4.05
Indiana Pacers(7) 41 41 .500 16.0 106.1 106.7 -0.17
Chicago Bulls(8) 40 42 .488 17.0 104.8 103.9 1.27
Cleveland Cavaliers (9) 31 51 .378 26.0 104.4 108.2 -3.18
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Dallas Mavericks(2) 55 27 .671 116.7 110.4 5.55
Utah Jazz(4) 44 38 .537 11.0 107.9 107.5 0.05
Houston Rockets(6) 42 40 .512 13.0 106.9 105.9 0.60
Denver Nuggets(8) 37 45 .451 18.0 116.7 117.6 -1.14
Sacramento Kings (10) 29 53 .354 26.0 110.9 114.1 -3.33
San Antonio Spurs (11) 28 54 .341 27.0 108.3 113.4 -5.08
Pacific Division              
Los Angeles Lakers(1) 65 17 .793 117.8 108.5 8.32
Portland Trail Blazers(3) 49 33 .598 16.0 117.9 114.8 2.57
Golden State Warriors(5) 42 40 .512 23.0 112.0 114.4 -2.53
Seattle SuperSonics(7) 39 43 .476 26.0 113.7 113.3 0.08
Phoenix Suns (9) 36 46 .439 29.0 111.1 113.5 -2.62
Los Angeles Clippers (12) 12 70 .146 53.0 104.5 115.9 -11.00

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 Los Angeles Lakers 65-17 37-4 28-13 18-4 47-13 9-1 9-3 23-7 24-6 35-12 30-5 6-1 40-10 12-2 10-4 12-4 10-4 13-1 8-2
2 Boston Celtics 59-23 39-2 20-21 38-20 21-3 15-9 23-11 11-1 10-2 34-12 25-11 5-9 36-6 1-0 9-4 10-5 13-2 9-4 11-5 6-3
3 Atlanta Hawks 57-25 35-6 22-19 38-20 19-5 21-7 17-13 11-1 8-4 29-16 28-9 6-7 35-9 12-3 8-4 8-8 7-6 13-2 9-2
4 Dallas Mavericks 55-27 35-6 20-21 13-9 42-18 7-3 6-6 19-11 23-7 30-16 25-11 8-4 34-9 1-0 9-5 9-4 9-6 9-5 12-4 6-3
5 Detroit Pistons 52-30 32-9 20-21 38-20 14-10 21-7 17-13 7-5 7-5 29-16 23-14 12-6 27-12 0-1 6-5 11-3 11-6 9-3 10-7 5-5
6 Milwaukee Bucks 50-32 32-9 18-23 34-24 16-8 17-11 17-13 7-5 9-3 29-21 21-11 4-7 25-15 1-0 10-6 8-5 9-8 8-4 7-7 7-2
7 Portland Trail Blazers 49-33 34-7 15-26 14-8 35-25 5-5 9-3 18-12 17-13 30-19 19-14 7-5 28-14 0-1 8-8 11-3 8-7 9-4 8-5 5-5
8 Philadelphia 76ers 45-37 28-13 17-24 29-29 16-8 12-12 17-17 8-4 8-4 28-19 17-18 9-11 13-16 1-0 9-5 6-9 10-5 5-7 9-6 5-5
9 Utah Jazz 44-38 31-10 13-28 12-10 32-28 5-5 7-5 19-11 13-17 28-18 16-20 10-3 16-21 0-1 7-6 12-3 6-8 7-6 8-8 4-6
10 Golden State Warriors 42-40 25-16 17-24 10-12 32-28 5-5 5-7 15-15 17-13 25-24 17-16 9-6 14-26 0-1 9-5 8-8 7-8 4-9 9-3 5-6
11 Houston Rockets 42-40 25-16 17-24 11-11 31-29 3-7 8-4 19-11 12-18 24-22 18-18 5-3 29-17 7-7 4-10 11-4 8-4 7-11 5-4
12 Washington Bullets 42-40 27-14 15-26 26-32 16-8 13-11 13-21 7-5 9-3 24-22 18-18 8-4 17-21 0-1 7-7 7-7 8-6 9-4 5-10 6-5
13 Indiana Pacers 41-41 28-13 13-28 28-30 13-11 15-14 13-16 7-5 6-6 21-25 20-16 8-4 16-20 0-1 7-8 7-6 6-9 7-6 9-5 5-6
14 Chicago Bulls 40-42 29-12 11-30 30-28 10-14 13-16 17-12 4-8 6-6 22-23 18-19 5-16 17-13 7-6 7-8 7-7 8-4 8-11 3-6
15 Seattle SuperSonics 39-43 25-16 14-27 7-15 32-28 5-5 2-10 17-13 15-15 25-22 14-21 5-8 20-19 1-0 7-6 7-7 9-7 5-9 7-9 3-5
16 Denver Nuggets 37-45 27-14 10-31 9-13 28-32 5-5 4-8 14-16 14-16 22-26 15-19 7-9 22-21 1-0 7-7 5-10 7-8 4-9 8-7 5-4
17 Phoenix Suns 36-46 26-15 10-31 8-14 28-32 3-7 5-7 14-16 14-16 20-28 16-18 9-3 17-25 1-0 5-9 7-8 6-10 3-8 4-10 10-1
18 Cleveland Cavaliers 31-51 25-16 6-35 22-36 9-15 14-14 8-22 3-9 6-6 18-29 13-22 10-6 11-21 5-9 8-7 5-11 5-7 4-12 4-5
19 Sacramento Kings 29-53 20-21 9-32 7-15 22-38 3-7 4-8 10-20 12-18 14-32 15-21 7-9 9-23 1-0 4-10 3-10 6-9 4-9 5-11 6-4
20 San Antonio Spurs 28-54 21-20 7-34 8-14 20-40 4-6 4-8 9-21 11-19 18-29 10-25 3-9 11-30 0-1 5-9 3-12 7-7 6-7 5-10 2-8
21 New Jersey Nets 24-58 19-22 5-36 20-38 4-20 12-12 8-26 2-10 2-10 11-36 13-22 4-9 11-35 1-0 2-12 5-8 3-12 3-10 7-8 3-8
22 New York Knicks 24-58 18-23 6-35 16-42 8-16 8-16 8-26 5-7 3-9 15-32 9-26 5-9 8-29 0-1 4-11 5-9 4-10 3-9 6-10 2-8
23 Los Angeles Clippers 12-70 9-32 3-38 1-21 11-49 1-9 0-12 8-22 3-27 7-39 5-31 2-6 4-48 0-1 3-11 1-12 3-13 3-7 2-15 0-11

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 3-3 4-2 4-2 2-0 2-0 3-3 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-3 5-0 5-1 3-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-0
2 Boston Celtics 3-3 6-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 5-1 2-0 0-2 3-3 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 4-2
3 Chicago Bulls 2-4 0-6 5-1 1-1 1-1 3-3 0-2 0-2 3-2 2-0 0-2 4-2 3-2 4-2 3-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-3
4 Cleveland Cavaliers 2-4 2-3 1-5 0-2 1-1 1-5 1-1 0-2 3-3 2-0 0-2 1-5 4-2 4-1 2-4 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-4
5 Dallas Mavericks 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 4-2 1-1 5-0 3-3 0-2 5-0 3-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-3 5-1 4-2 5-0 3-3 1-1
6 Denver Nuggets 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 0-2 4-1 3-3 1-1 2-3 0-5 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 3-2 3-2 2-4 5-1 2-3 2-4 1-1
7 Detroit Pistons 3-3 2-3 3-3 5-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-3 5-1 6-0 5-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-3
8 Golden State Warriors 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-5 1-4 1-1 4-1 0-2 6-0 2-4 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-5 4-2 4-1 4-1 4-2 2-3 0-2
9 Houston Rockets 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 3-3 3-3 1-1 1-4 2-0 4-1 1-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 3-2 2-3 5-1 5-1 1-4 3-3 1-1
10 Indiana Pacers 3-3 1-5 2-3 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-3 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-2 2-4 5-1 3-2 2-4 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-2
11 Los Angeles Clippers 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-5 3-2 0-2 0-6 1-4 0-2 0-6 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-5 0-6 1-4 1-4 2-4 2-3 0-2
12 Los Angeles Lakers 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-3 5-0 1-1 4-2 4-1 2-0 6-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 5-1 5-1 5-0 4-1 4-2 3-2 1-1
13 Milwaukee Bucks 3-3 3-3 2-4 5-1 0-2 1-1 3-3 2-0 2-0 4-2 2-0 1-1 4-2 4-2 2-3 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-1
14 New Jersey Nets 0-5 2-4 2-3 2-4 0-2 0-2 1-5 0-2 1-1 1-5 1-1 0-2 2-4 5-1 3-3 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-4
15 New York Knicks 1-5 2-4 2-4 1-4 0-2 0-2 0-6 0-2 1-1 2-3 2-0 0-2 2-4 1-5 3-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-4
16 Philadelphia 76ers 3-3 3-3 3-3 4-2 0-2 2-0 0-5 1-1 2-0 4-2 2-0 0-2 3-2 3-3 3-3 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-3
17 Phoenix Suns 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-3 1-1 5-1 2-3 1-1 5-1 1-5 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-4 2-3 2-3 1-5 4-1 0-2
18 Portland Trail Blazers 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 2-0 2-4 3-2 2-0 6-0 1-5 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 4-2 3-2 4-1 4-2 3-2 1-1
19 Sacramento Kings 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-5 4-2 1-1 1-4 1-5 1-1 4-1 0-5 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 3-2 2-3 3-3 2-3 1-5 1-1
20 San Antonio Spurs 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-4 1-5 1-1 1-4 1-5 0-2 4-1 1-4 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-2 1-4 3-3 1-4 2-4 0-2
21 Seattle SuperSonics 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-5 3-2 0-2 2-4 4-1 1-1 4-2 2-4 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 5-1 2-4 3-2 4-1 3-2 1-1
22 Utah Jazz 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 3-3 4-2 1-1 3-2 3-3 1-1 3-2 2-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-4 2-3 5-1 4-2 2-3 1-1
23 Washington Bullets 0-5 2-4 3-3 4-2 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-0 1-1 2-4 2-0 1-1 1-4 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1