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2014-2015 Division Regular Season Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Toronto4x 42 30 0.583 0.0 29-16 11-2 24-13 18-17 4-6 L 2
Boston8 31 40 0.437 10.5 19-23 9-4 18-18 13-22 6-4 L 1
Brooklyn 30 40 0.429 11.0 18-24 8-6 12-20 18-20 5-5 W 1
Philadelphiao 18 54 0.250 24.0 12-32 2-13 12-24 6-30 5-5 W 1
New Yorko 14 58 0.194 28.0 8-34 4-9 9-26 5-32 2-8 L 5
Central W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Cleveland2x 47 26 0.644 0.0 29-14 8-5 26-9 21-17 8-2 W 4
Chicago3x 44 29 0.603 3.0 27-16 7-6 23-14 21-15 5-5 W 2
Milwaukee6 35 36 0.493 11.0 24-18 5-8 20-14 15-22 3-7 W 1
Indiana 31 40 0.437 15.0 23-21 7-7 18-18 13-22 4-6 W 1
Detroit 27 44 0.380 19.0 18-23 6-7 15-21 12-23 4-6 W 3
Southeast W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Atlanta1se 54 17 0.761 0.0 33-9 10-2 30-5 24-12 5-5 W 1
Washington5 40 32 0.556 14.5 25-19 8-6 25-11 15-21 5-5 L 4
Miami7 33 38 0.465 21.0 21-21 4-9 17-18 16-20 6-4 W 1
Charlotte 30 40 0.429 23.5 22-19 7-5 16-19 14-21 3-7 L 2
Orlandoo 22 51 0.301 33.0 13-32 4-11 12-24 10-27 2-8 L 2
Western Conference
Northwest W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Portland4 45 25 0.643 0.0 25-16 9-3 28-7 17-18 4-6 W 1
Oklahoma City8 41 31 0.569 5.0 21-22 8-5 27-9 14-22 7-3 L 1
Utah 31 40 0.437 14.5 16-25 5-6 17-19 14-21 6-4 L 3
Denvero 27 45 0.375 19.0 16-26 5-8 16-20 11-25 5-5 L 1
Minnesotao 16 55 0.225 29.5 7-36 4-9 9-27 7-28 2-8 L 1
Pacific W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Golden State1p 58 13 0.817 0.0 34-8 11-3 34-2 24-11 9-1 W 7
L.A. Clippers5 47 25 0.653 11.5 30-14 9-3 27-10 20-15 7-3 W 5
Phoenix 38 34 0.528 20.5 20-23 6-8 21-16 17-18 6-4 L 1
Sacramentoo 26 45 0.366 32.0 15-26 5-9 16-21 10-24 5-5 W 4
L.A. Lakerso 19 51 0.271 38.5 8-35 2-10 11-24 8-27 3-7 W 1
Southwest W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Memphis2x 50 22 0.694 0.0 31-13 8-6 27-8 23-14 6-4 L 1
Houston3 48 23 0.676 1.5 27-17 6-6 26-10 22-13 7-3 W 2
San Antonio6 45 26 0.634 4.5 24-19 4-7 27-8 18-18 7-3 W 1
Dallas7 45 27 0.625 5.0 24-19 7-7 25-12 20-15 5-5 W 1
New Orleans 37 34 0.521 12.5 21-20 7-6 23-13 14-21 4-6 L 4
 x-Clinched Playoff Berth | e-Clinched Eastern Conference | a-Clinched Atlantic Division | c-Clinched Central Division |
 se-Clinched Southeast Division | w-Clinched Western Conference | sw-Clinched Southwest Division |
 nw-Clinched Northwest Division | p-Clinched Pacific Division | o-Eliminated from Playoffs contention
TIEBREAKER BASIS:
(-) Tie breaker not needed (better overall winning percentage)
(1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
(2) Head-to-head won-lost percentage
(3) Conference won-lost percentage
(4) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference
(5) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, other conference
(6) Net Points, all games
x-Clinched Playoff Berth | o-Eliminated from Playoffs contention | e-Clinched Eastern Conference | w-Clinched Western Conference
nw-Clinched Northwest Division | p-Clinched Pacific Conference | sw-Clinched Southwest Division | a-Clinched Atlantic Division
c-Clinched Central Conference | se-Clinched Southeast Conference
*-Games remaining vs.Teams Over/Under .500


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Playoff Tie-Break Procedures

Teams 1 to 4 in each conference are the three division winners and the team with the next best regular-season record, with the seeding of these four teams determined by regular-season record. The playoffs seedings of Teams 5 to 8 are based upon regular-season record. Ties are broken pursuant to the rules set forth below.

Ties for playoff positions (including division winners) will be broken utilizing the criteria set forth in subparagraph a. below (in the case of ties involving two teams) and subparagraph b. below (in the case of ties involving more than two teams), and the guidelines set forth in subparagraph c. below.

a. Two Teams Tied b. More Than Two Teams Tied
(1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division. (1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division.
(2) Better winning percentage in games against each other. (2) Better winning percentage in all games among the tied teams.
(3) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if tied teams are in same division). (3) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if all tied teams are in the same division).
(4) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference. (4) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference.
(5) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position). (5) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
(6) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in opposite conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position). (6) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents (“point differential”).
(7) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents (“point differential”).

c. Guidelines For Applying Tie-Break Criteria. The following guidelines shall be used when applying the above criteria to break ties for playoff positions:

(1) (a) Since the three division winners are guaranteed a spot in the top four, ties to determine the division winners must be broken before any other ties.
(b) When a tie must be broken to determine a division winner, the results of the tie-break shall be used to determine only the division winner and its playoff position, not any other playoff position(s).

(2) If a tie involves more than two teams, the tie-break criteria in subparagraph b. shall be applied in the order set forth therein until the first to occur of the following:
(a) Each of the tied teams has a different winning percentage or point differential under the applicable tiebreak criterion (a “complete” breaking of the tie). In this circumstance, the team with the best winning percentage or point differential under the criterion will be awarded the best playoff position, the team with the next-best winning percentage or point differential will be awarded the next-best playoff position, and so on, and no further application of the tie-break criteria will be required.
~OR~
(b) One or more (but not all) of the tied teams has a different winning percentage or point differential under the applicable tie-break criterion (a “partial” breaking of the tie). In this circumstance: (x) any team(s) that performed better under the applicable criterion than any other team(s) will be awarded a higher playoff position than such other team(s); and (y) teams that had equivalent performance under the applicable criterion will remain tied, and such remaining tie(s) will be broken by applying, from the beginning, the criteria in subparagraph a.(1)-(6) above (for any remaining tie involving only two teams) or subparagraph b.(1)-(5) above (for any remaining tie involving more than two teams) and the guidelines set forth in this subparagraph c.

(3) If application of the criteria in subparagraph a. or b. does not result in the breaking of a tie, the playoff positions of the tied teams will be determined by a random drawing.

d. Home Court Advantage:For purposes of home court advantage, ties will be broken pursuant to the procedures used for breaking two-team ties for playoff position.