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1987-88 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Michael Jordan (35.0/5.5/5.9)
Rookie of the Year: Mark Jackson (13.6/4.8/10.6)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (35.0)
RPG Leader: Michael Cage (13.0)
APG Leader: John Stockton (13.8)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (21.2)

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) 57 25 .695 113.6 107.7 6.15
Washington Bullets(7) 38 44 .463 19.0 105.5 106.3 -0.16
New York Knicks(8) 38 44 .463 19.0 105.5 106.0 0.14
Philadelphia 76ers (10) 36 46 .439 21.0 105.7 107.1 -0.79
New Jersey Nets (11) 19 63 .232 38.0 100.4 108.5 -6.98
Central Division              
Detroit Pistons(2) 54 28 .659 109.2 104.1 5.46
Chicago Bulls(3) 50 32 .610 4.0 105.0 101.6 3.76
Atlanta Hawks(4) 50 32 .610 4.0 107.9 104.3 4.02
Milwaukee Bucks(5) 42 40 .512 12.0 106.1 105.5 1.21
Cleveland Cavaliers(6) 42 40 .512 12.0 104.5 103.7 1.28
Indiana Pacers (9) 38 44 .463 16.0 104.6 105.4 -0.18
Western Conference W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Denver Nuggets(2) 54 28 .659 116.7 112.7 3.32
Dallas Mavericks(3) 53 29 .646 1.0 109.3 104.9 3.59
Utah Jazz(5) 47 35 .573 7.0 108.5 104.8 2.96
Houston Rockets(6) 46 36 .561 8.0 109.0 107.6 0.82
San Antonio Spurs(8) 31 51 .378 23.0 113.6 118.5 -5.02
Sacramento Kings (10) 24 58 .293 30.0 108.0 113.7 -5.84
Pacific Division              
Los Angeles Lakers(1) 62 20 .756 112.8 107.0 4.81
Portland Trail Blazers(4) 53 29 .646 9.0 116.1 111.5 3.59
Seattle SuperSonics(7) 44 38 .537 18.0 111.4 109.3 1.29
Phoenix Suns (9) 28 54 .341 34.0 108.5 113.0 -4.80
Golden State Warriors (11) 20 62 .244 42.0 107.0 115.3 -8.38
Los Angeles Clippers (12) 17 65 .207 45.0 98.8 109.1 -10.24

Expanded Standings

Place Conference Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road E W A C M P Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
1 Los Angeles Lakers 62-20 36-5 26-15 16-6 46-14 9-1 7-5 23-7 23-7 35-8 27-12 9-6 29-9 9-2 11-4 13-2 12-1 8-7 9-4
2 Boston Celtics 57-25 36-5 21-20 39-19 18-6 19-5 20-14 9-3 9-3 32-13 25-12 9-2 32-13 10-4 7-5 14-3 8-5 11-4 7-4
3 Denver Nuggets 54-28 35-6 19-22 15-7 39-21 9-1 6-6 18-12 21-9 26-17 28-11 5-3 32-17 8-4 8-7 8-6 9-4 12-5 9-2
4 Detroit Pistons 54-28 34-7 20-21 39-19 15-9 19-9 20-10 8-4 7-5 25-16 29-12 5-8 35-12 7-5 11-1 6-8 11-4 11-5 8-5
5 Dallas Mavericks 53-29 33-8 20-21 12-10 41-19 4-6 8-4 20-10 21-9 28-15 25-14 5-5 29-15 7-5 10-3 11-4 10-5 8-6 7-6
6 Portland Trail Blazers 53-29 33-8 20-21 14-8 39-21 6-4 8-4 16-14 23-7 26-16 27-13 8-4 30-15 7-5 10-5 8-5 9-6 9-4 10-4
7 Atlanta Hawks 50-32 30-11 20-21 35-23 15-9 19-10 16-13 8-4 7-5 30-15 20-17 10-11 27-15 7-5 13-2 9-7 6-6 8-6 7-6
8 Chicago Bulls 50-32 30-11 20-21 34-24 16-8 18-11 16-13 7-5 9-3 27-18 23-14 10-10 25-12 10-3 5-9 11-4 5-9 10-4 9-3
9 Utah Jazz 47-35 33-8 14-27 9-13 38-22 4-6 5-7 18-12 20-10 22-22 25-13 7-9 28-13 7-6 7-8 5-8 9-4 11-5 8-4
10 Houston Rockets 46-36 31-10 15-26 13-9 33-27 6-4 7-5 13-17 20-10 25-17 21-19 3-6 19-16 7-6 7-6 9-5 9-4 9-7 5-8
11 Seattle SuperSonics 44-38 32-9 12-29 13-9 31-29 8-2 5-7 12-18 19-11 25-20 19-18 9-6 24-19 6-6 9-7 10-5 4-9 8-6 7-5
12 Cleveland Cavaliers 42-40 31-10 11-30 30-28 12-12 19-9 11-19 7-5 5-7 23-22 19-18 9-9 22-15 3-8 9-7 9-6 7-8 5-9 9-2
13 Milwaukee Bucks 42-40 30-11 12-29 28-30 14-10 15-13 13-17 5-7 9-3 22-20 20-20 9-8 21-18 9-4 6-6 6-9 8-5 9-7 4-9
14 New York Knicks 38-44 29-12 9-32 27-31 11-13 10-14 17-17 6-6 5-7 16-28 22-16 11-9 16-16 4-8 5-10 5-10 8-4 9-8 7-4
15 Washington Bullets 38-44 25-16 13-28 26-32 12-12 13-11 13-21 5-7 7-5 17-25 21-19 5-7 16-22 4-8 4-9 9-6 5-9 8-7 8-5
16 Indiana Pacers 38-44 25-16 13-28 25-33 13-11 12-16 13-17 6-6 7-5 22-22 16-22 11-9 16-20 8-6 5-7 7-8 9-4 4-11 5-8
17 Philadelphia 76ers 36-46 27-14 9-32 25-33 11-13 12-12 13-21 6-6 5-7 20-23 16-23 3-11 17-24 5-6 7-7 7-9 4-10 9-6 4-8
18 San Antonio Spurs 31-51 23-18 8-33 6-16 25-35 3-7 3-9 12-18 13-17 18-23 13-28 8-5 9-30 5-8 8-4 4-10 4-9 5-12 5-8
19 Phoenix Suns 28-54 22-19 6-35 7-15 21-39 4-6 3-9 10-20 11-19 13-29 15-25 4-6 13-28 4-6 6-9 3-12 4-10 6-9 5-8
20 Sacramento Kings 24-58 19-22 5-36 5-17 19-41 3-7 2-10 9-21 10-20 14-29 10-29 10-7 9-29 4-7 3-14 5-7 4-11 4-11 4-8
21 Golden State Warriors 20-62 16-25 4-37 5-17 15-45 3-7 2-10 8-22 7-23 10-32 10-30 6-10 7-34 2-10 2-10 5-10 5-9 3-13 3-10
22 New Jersey Nets 19-63 16-25 3-38 11-47 8-16 6-18 5-29 5-7 3-9 10-34 9-29 3-10 7-34 2-9 3-12 4-11 3-10 6-10 1-11
23 Los Angeles Clippers 17-65 14-27 3-38 4-18 13-47 1-9 3-9 6-24 7-23 10-32 7-33 7-5 6-43 4-8 4-8 2-15 2-9 3-14 2-11

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