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1996-97 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Most Valuable Player: Karl Malone (27.4/9.9/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Allen Iverson (23.5/4.1/7.5)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (29.6)
RPG Leader: Dennis Rodman (16.1)
APG Leader: Mark Jackson (11.4)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (18.3)

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              
Miami Heat(2) 61 21 .744 94.8 89.3 5.56
New York Knicks(3) 57 25 .695 4.0 95.4 92.2 3.31
Orlando Magic(7) 45 37 .549 16.0 94.1 94.5 -0.07
Washington Bullets(8) 44 38 .537 17.0 99.4 97.7 1.77
New Jersey Nets (13) 26 56 .317 35.0 97.2 101.8 -3.89
Philadelphia 76ers (14) 22 60 .268 39.0 100.2 106.7 -5.89
Boston Celtics (15) 15 67 .183 46.0 100.6 107.9 -6.62
Central Division              
Chicago Bulls(1) 69 13 .841 103.1 92.3 10.70
Atlanta Hawks(4) 56 26 .683 13.0 94.8 89.4 5.52
Detroit Pistons(5) 54 28 .659 15.0 94.2 88.9 5.45
Charlotte Hornets(6) 54 28 .659 15.0 98.9 97.0 2.13
Cleveland Cavaliers (9) 42 40 .512 27.0 87.5 85.6 2.32
Indiana Pacers (10) 39 43 .476 30.0 95.4 94.4 1.49
Milwaukee Bucks (11) 33 49 .402 36.0 95.3 97.2 -1.38
Toronto Raptors (12) 30 52 .366 39.0 95.5 98.6 -2.56
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Utah Jazz(1) 64 18 .780 103.1 94.3 7.97
Houston Rockets(3) 57 25 .695 7.0 100.6 96.1 3.85
Minnesota Timberwolves(6) 40 42 .488 24.0 96.1 97.6 -1.82
Dallas Mavericks (11) 24 58 .293 40.0 90.6 97.0 -6.47
Denver Nuggets (12) 21 61 .256 43.0 97.8 104.1 -6.40
San Antonio Spurs (13) 20 62 .244 44.0 90.5 98.3 -7.93
Vancouver Grizzlies (14) 14 68 .171 50.0 89.2 99.4 -10.17
Pacific Division              
Seattle SuperSonics(2) 57 25 .695 100.9 93.2 6.91
Los Angeles Lakers(4) 56 26 .683 1.0 100.0 95.7 3.66
Portland Trail Blazers(5) 49 33 .598 8.0 99.0 94.8 3.56
Phoenix Suns(7) 40 42 .488 17.0 102.8 102.2 0.21
Los Angeles Clippers(8) 36 46 .439 21.0 97.2 99.5 -2.66
Sacramento Kings (9) 34 48 .415 23.0 96.4 99.8 -3.64
Golden State Warriors (10) 30 52 .366 27.0 99.6 104.4 -4.90

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 Chicago Bulls 69-13 39-2 30-11 44-10 25-3 20-6 24-4 12-2 13-1 42-6 27-7 9-4 45-4 15-1 12-3 13-1 10-2 12-2 7-4
2 Utah Jazz 64-18 38-3 26-15 23-7 41-11 13-1 10-6 19-5 22-6 33-14 31-4 3-5 36-5 11-2 11-5 9-6 9-3 14-1 10-1
3 Miami Heat 61-21 29-12 32-9 40-14 21-7 16-8 24-6 11-3 10-4 36-12 25-9 15-4 31-6 12-4 11-3 9-5 10-3 11-3 8-3
4 Houston Rockets 57-25 30-11 27-14 17-13 40-12 9-5 8-8 19-5 21-7 32-16 25-9 6-3 27-13 15-1 9-5 8-7 5-7 11-3 9-2
5 New York Knicks 57-25 31-10 26-15 38-16 19-9 19-6 19-10 10-4 9-5 34-14 23-11 9-4 23-10 9-5 12-3 11-5 10-3 9-5 6-4
6 Seattle SuperSonics 57-25 31-10 26-15 20-10 37-15 12-2 8-8 21-7 16-8 32-15 25-10 4-9 39-6 14-3 7-8 11-2 8-3 10-6 7-3
7 Atlanta Hawks 56-26 36-5 20-21 34-20 22-6 17-9 17-11 11-3 11-3 31-15 25-11 5-3 35-14 9-7 7-4 14-2 8-5 12-4 6-4
8 Los Angeles Lakers 56-26 31-10 25-16 19-11 37-15 10-4 9-7 19-9 18-6 35-13 21-13 7-4 29-15 11-6 11-3 11-3 6-6 9-5 8-3
9 Charlotte Hornets 54-28 30-11 24-17 34-20 20-8 20-6 14-14 11-3 9-5 29-19 25-9 8-5 19-12 8-6 8-7 10-6 10-3 9-4 9-2
10 Detroit Pistons 54-28 30-11 24-17 34-20 20-8 17-9 17-11 12-2 8-6 34-12 20-16 5-4 27-10 11-3 11-4 10-4 10-3 7-8 5-6
11 Portland Trail Blazers 49-33 29-12 20-21 13-17 36-16 6-8 7-9 21-7 15-9 25-23 24-10 4-9 27-11 10-6 6-9 9-6 5-7 13-2 6-3
12 Orlando Magic 45-37 26-15 19-22 29-25 16-12 13-11 16-14 8-6 8-6 24-20 21-17 6-1 18-21 8-4 2-12 11-4 9-5 10-6 5-6
13 Washington Bullets 44-38 25-16 19-22 28-26 16-12 14-10 14-16 7-7 9-5 22-25 22-13 4-10 22-14 7-8 8-6 7-8 3-9 11-4 8-3
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 42-40 25-16 17-24 26-28 16-12 13-13 13-15 8-6 8-6 25-22 17-18 6-4 20-15 9-5 10-5 5-9 7-5 6-10 5-6
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 40-42 25-16 15-26 12-18 28-24 9-5 3-13 16-8 12-16 23-25 17-17 11-5 18-23 7-8 5-10 9-6 8-3 6-10 5-5
16 Phoenix Suns 40-42 25-16 15-26 13-17 27-25 6-8 7-9 14-14 13-11 17-31 23-11 5-11 17-22 1-14 9-5 5-11 6-6 12-3 7-3
17 Indiana Pacers 39-43 21-20 18-23 22-32 17-11 11-15 11-17 9-5 8-6 23-23 16-20 8-9 24-15 5-8 8-7 8-7 6-7 8-7 4-7
18 Los Angeles Clippers 36-46 21-20 15-26 10-20 26-26 5-9 5-11 16-12 10-14 19-25 17-21 7-4 15-25 6-10 5-9 6-6 8-4 6-11 5-6
19 Sacramento Kings 34-48 22-19 12-29 11-19 23-29 6-8 5-11 15-13 8-16 21-28 13-20 6-6 14-27 5-11 8-7 6-8 6-6 4-11 5-5
20 Milwaukee Bucks 33-49 20-21 13-28 22-32 11-17 12-14 10-18 8-6 3-11 21-26 12-23 6-7 15-18 8-7 7-7 6-9 4-8 3-12 5-6
21 Golden State Warriors 30-52 18-23 12-29 11-19 19-33 6-8 5-11 15-13 4-20 17-29 13-23 1-4 16-32 4-11 7-7 6-9 4-7 4-12 5-6
22 Toronto Raptors 30-52 18-23 12-29 16-38 14-14 10-16 6-22 8-6 6-8 17-29 13-23 7-11 11-23 4-10 6-9 5-9 5-9 6-10 4-5
23 New Jersey Nets 26-56 16-25 10-31 16-38 10-18 11-13 5-25 6-8 4-10 13-33 13-23 4-6 11-30 3-9 5-10 4-11 5-9 6-9 3-8
24 Dallas Mavericks 24-58 14-27 10-31 8-22 16-36 6-8 2-14 9-15 7-21 16-28 8-30 7-9 6-33 4-10 6-7 4-11 5-7 3-14 2-9
25 Philadelphia 76ers 22-60 11-30 11-30 14-40 8-20 11-14 3-26 5-9 3-11 12-34 10-26 4-6 9-36 7-8 1-12 2-14 5-7 5-9 2-10
26 Denver Nuggets 21-61 12-29 9-32 8-22 13-39 4-10 4-12 7-17 6-22 16-32 5-29 8-12 8-27 5-11 3-11 6-9 3-10 3-10 1-10
27 San Antonio Spurs 20-62 12-29 8-33 8-22 12-40 3-11 5-11 8-16 4-24 11-34 9-28 4-2 9-39 2-13 5-7 4-11 2-12 5-10 2-9
28 Boston Celtics 15-67 11-30 4-37 8-46 7-21 1-23 7-23 3-11 4-10 11-35 4-32 3-12 6-35 4-10 2-11 4-11 1-13 2-14 2-8
29 Vancouver Grizzlies 14-68 8-33 6-35 5-25 9-43 4-10 1-15 6-18 3-25 9-42 5-26 4-3 5-41 2-15 4-10 2-15 3-9 1-13 2-6

Team vs. Team

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