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1997-98 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Most Valuable Player: Michael Jordan (28.7/5.8/3.5)
Rookie of the Year: Tim Duncan (21.1/11.9/2.7)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (28.7)
RPG Leader: Dennis Rodman (15.0)
APG Leader: Rod Strickland (10.5)
WS Leader: Karl Malone (16.4)

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              
Miami Heat(2) 55 27 .671 95.0 90.0 5.09
New York Knicks(7) 43 39 .524 12.0 91.6 89.1 2.74
New Jersey Nets(8) 43 39 .524 12.0 99.6 98.1 1.89
Washington Wizards (9) 42 40 .512 13.0 97.2 96.6 1.11
Orlando Magic (10) 41 41 .500 14.0 90.1 91.2 -0.53
Boston Celtics (12) 36 46 .439 19.0 95.9 98.5 -1.96
Philadelphia 76ers (14) 31 51 .378 24.0 93.3 95.7 -1.89
Central Division              
Chicago Bulls(1) 62 20 .756 96.7 89.6 7.24
Indiana Pacers(3) 58 24 .707 4.0 96.0 89.9 6.25
Charlotte Hornets(4) 51 31 .622 11.0 96.6 94.6 2.45
Atlanta Hawks(5) 50 32 .610 12.0 95.9 92.3 3.85
Cleveland Cavaliers(6) 47 35 .573 15.0 92.5 89.8 3.06
Detroit Pistons (11) 37 45 .451 25.0 94.2 92.6 1.95
Milwaukee Bucks (13) 36 46 .439 26.0 94.5 96.4 -1.33
Toronto Raptors (15) 16 66 .195 46.0 94.9 104.2 -8.33
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Midwest Division              
Utah Jazz(1) 62 20 .756 101.0 94.4 5.73
San Antonio Spurs(5) 56 26 .683 6.0 92.5 88.5 3.30
Minnesota Timberwolves(7) 45 37 .549 17.0 101.1 100.4 0.17
Houston Rockets(8) 41 41 .500 21.0 98.8 99.5 -1.22
Dallas Mavericks (10) 20 62 .244 42.0 91.4 97.5 -6.33
Vancouver Grizzlies (11) 19 63 .232 43.0 96.6 103.9 -7.47
Denver Nuggets (14) 11 71 .134 51.0 89.0 100.8 -11.74
Pacific Division              
Seattle SuperSonics(2) 61 21 .744 100.6 93.4 6.33
Los Angeles Lakers(3) 61 21 .744 105.5 97.8 6.88
Phoenix Suns(4) 56 26 .683 5.0 99.6 94.4 4.44
Portland Trail Blazers(6) 46 36 .561 15.0 94.3 92.9 0.83
Sacramento Kings (9) 27 55 .329 34.0 93.1 98.7 -5.83
Golden State Warriors (12) 19 63 .232 42.0 88.3 97.4 -9.20
Los Angeles Clippers (13) 17 65 .207 44.0 95.9 103.3 -7.53

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 Chicago Bulls 62-20 37-4 25-16 42-12 20-8 21-5 21-7 10-4 10-4 34-15 28-5 6-3 34-5 0-1 9-6 11-3 13-3 10-3 13-1 6-3
2 Utah Jazz 62-20 36-5 26-15 24-6 38-14 11-3 13-3 22-2 16-12 31-15 31-5 9-4 30-7 0-1 9-5 10-5 10-3 9-2 15-2 9-2
3 Los Angeles Lakers 61-21 33-8 28-13 19-11 42-10 6-8 13-3 26-2 16-8 34-11 27-10 5-3 38-10 1-0 12-2 10-5 9-4 7-5 13-4 9-1
4 Seattle SuperSonics 61-21 35-6 26-15 22-8 39-13 10-4 12-4 20-8 19-5 37-10 24-11 8-3 33-10 1-0 12-3 11-3 11-4 8-3 11-5 7-3
5 Indiana Pacers 58-24 32-9 26-15 41-13 17-11 22-4 19-9 9-5 8-6 33-13 25-11 9-7 24-4 0-1 8-5 11-4 12-2 8-5 11-5 8-2
6 Phoenix Suns 56-26 30-11 26-15 19-11 37-15 9-5 10-6 20-8 17-7 31-15 25-11 6-5 30-13 1-0 8-3 9-6 11-5 9-4 10-7 8-1
7 San Antonio Spurs 56-26 31-10 25-16 23-7 33-19 12-2 11-5 18-6 15-13 34-14 22-12 7-3 31-15 1-0 8-7 9-4 14-3 7-4 11-5 6-3
8 Miami Heat 55-27 30-11 25-16 36-18 19-9 18-6 18-12 10-4 9-5 30-17 25-10 9-4 28-13 1-0 9-5 10-4 7-7 13-2 12-3 3-6
9 Charlotte Hornets 51-31 32-9 19-22 31-23 20-8 15-11 16-12 11-3 9-5 29-18 22-13 9-3 25-20 0-1 9-4 9-6 9-7 7-5 12-3 5-5
10 Atlanta Hawks 50-32 29-12 21-20 34-20 16-12 15-11 19-9 8-6 8-6 29-20 21-12 8-9 28-13 1-0 13-2 5-8 9-8 5-6 9-5 8-3
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 47-35 27-14 20-21 28-26 19-9 14-12 14-14 9-5 10-4 27-20 20-15 9-10 24-11 0-1 9-5 8-5 9-7 4-9 11-4 6-4
12 Portland Trail Blazers 46-36 26-15 20-21 13-17 33-19 5-9 8-8 19-9 14-10 26-20 20-16 7-5 20-12 0-1 10-4 8-5 6-9 9-4 7-8 6-5
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 45-37 26-15 19-22 15-15 30-22 7-7 8-8 14-10 16-12 26-20 19-17 9-5 19-19 1-0 6-8 8-6 10-4 5-8 8-8 7-3
14 New Jersey Nets 43-39 26-15 17-24 27-27 16-12 12-12 15-15 8-6 8-6 27-21 16-18 4-9 22-15 1-0 9-5 6-8 10-6 7-6 4-10 6-4
15 New York Knicks 43-39 28-13 15-26 27-27 16-12 13-11 14-16 7-7 9-5 25-21 18-18 7-9 24-12 1-0 9-5 7-7 7-7 8-4 8-10 3-6
16 Washington Wizards 42-40 24-17 18-23 24-30 18-10 12-13 12-17 9-5 9-5 25-24 17-16 10-8 21-20 0-1 5-10 11-5 7-7 6-6 7-7 6-4
17 Houston Rockets 41-41 24-17 17-24 12-18 29-23 5-9 7-9 14-10 15-13 22-24 19-17 4-4 23-25 1-0 7-5 7-6 6-11 7-6 9-7 4-6
18 Orlando Magic 41-41 24-17 17-24 24-30 17-11 11-13 13-17 10-4 7-7 23-25 18-16 7-7 18-23 0-1 10-5 7-7 4-12 8-4 8-7 4-5
19 Detroit Pistons 37-45 25-16 12-29 25-29 12-16 13-13 12-16 6-8 6-8 22-25 15-20 4-10 17-11 1-0 5-11 8-6 7-7 5-6 8-9 3-6
20 Boston Celtics 36-46 24-17 12-29 23-31 13-15 12-13 11-18 6-8 7-7 22-25 14-21 5-3 13-23 1-0 6-9 7-5 6-10 7-6 4-11 5-5
21 Milwaukee Bucks 36-46 21-20 15-26 20-34 16-12 11-15 9-19 7-7 9-5 24-23 12-23 3-7 10-22 1-0 8-6 5-9 8-7 6-6 3-13 5-5
22 Philadelphia 76ers 31-51 19-22 12-29 16-38 15-13 7-17 9-21 7-7 8-6 14-31 17-20 6-4 16-22 0-1 4-8 3-12 7-8 5-8 7-9 5-5
23 Sacramento Kings 27-55 21-20 6-35 9-21 18-34 6-8 3-13 12-16 6-18 20-28 7-27 8-10 13-35 5-11 6-9 8-6 5-9 2-12 1-8
24 Dallas Mavericks 20-62 13-28 7-34 7-23 13-39 3-11 4-12 9-15 4-24 9-38 11-24 4-9 8-27 1-0 3-11 1-14 3-11 3-10 8-8 1-8
25 Golden State Warriors 19-63 12-29 7-34 4-26 15-37 3-11 1-15 9-19 6-18 8-37 11-26 1-2 9-39 0-1 1-12 6-8 1-14 4-9 3-14 4-5
26 Vancouver Grizzlies 19-63 14-27 5-36 5-25 14-38 1-13 4-12 4-20 10-18 13-36 6-27 5-6 6-31 0-1 7-10 3-9 3-13 1-9 2-14 3-7
27 Los Angeles Clippers 17-65 11-30 6-35 3-27 14-38 2-12 1-15 8-20 6-18 11-37 6-28 3-7 5-35 0-1 2-13 4-10 4-12 2-9 4-11 1-9
28 Toronto Raptors 16-66 9-32 7-34 7-47 9-19 5-21 2-26 5-9 4-10 11-36 5-30 5-9 1-33 0-1 1-14 3-11 6-8 3-9 2-13 1-10
29 Denver Nuggets 11-71 9-32 2-39 2-28 9-43 2-12 0-16 3-21 6-22 4-42 7-29 1-10 6-51 0-1 1-11 1-14 2-14 1-12 4-11 2-8

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 WAS
1 Atlanta Hawks 2-1 4-0 1-3 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-0 0-2 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-0 0-2 2-0 4-0
2 Boston Celtics 1-2 1-2 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-0 1-1 0-4 2-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 0-2 2-0 3-2
3 Charlotte Hornets 0-4 2-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2
4 Chicago Bulls 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-1 4-0 1-1 4-0 4-0 3-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 4-0 0-2 2-0 3-1
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 0-4 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 3-1 1-2 2-2 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 2-0 1-2
6 Dallas Mavericks 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-3 0-4 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-4 2-2 1-1 0-4 4-0 1-1
7 Denver Nuggets 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 2-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1
8 Detroit Pistons 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-0 0-2 1-2 2-2 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 4-0 0-2 0-2 2-2
9 Golden State Warriors 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 3-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-3 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-4 1-3 0-2
10 Houston Rockets 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 4-0 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-3 4-0 2-2 1-3 2-0 0-4 3-1 1-1
11 Indiana Pacers 3-1 4-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-1 4-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 3-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 4-0
12 Los Angeles Clippers 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 0-2 3-1 0-4 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-4 3-1 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-3 1-3 0-2
13 Los Angeles Lakers 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-2 4-0 4-0 1-3 2-0 3-1 4-0 1-1
14 Miami Heat 3-1 4-0 1-3 1-2 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 4-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2
15 Milwaukee Bucks 1-3 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 0-4 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-4 3-1 2-1 2-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-2
16 Minnesota Timberwolves 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 3-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 4-0 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-3 4-0 0-2
17 New Jersey Nets 2-1 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-3 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 4-0 0-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-3
18 New York Knicks 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-4 2-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-3
19 Orlando Magic 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-2 2-0 1-3 0-4 4-0 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-0 3-1
20 Philadelphia 76ers 1-3 1-3 1-2 1-2 1-3 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 0-4 1-1 2-0 0-4 2-2 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 3-1
21 Phoenix Suns 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 4-0 4-0 1-1 4-0 3-1 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 1-3 4-0 1-1
22 Portland Trail Blazers 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 4-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 0-4 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-1
23 Sacramento Kings 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 4-0 3-1 1-1 2-2 0-4 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1
24 San Antonio Spurs 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 4-0 4-0 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 3-1 0-4 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-0 1-3 4-0 1-1
25 Seattle SuperSonics 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 4-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 4-0 1-1
26 Toronto Raptors 0-4 0-3 0-4 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-4 2-0 0-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-3
27 Utah Jazz 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 1-1 3-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 2-2 2-0 4-0 0-2
28 Vancouver Grizzlies 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 3-1 2-0 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 2-2 2-2 0-4 0-4 1-1 0-4 1-1
29 Washington Wizards 0-4 2-3 2-2 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 0-4 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-1