Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 - final ratings

Welcome to my NBA power ratings!  I will be updating this page every Monday and Friday.  To 
determine the approximate point spread for a game, simply take the difference between the power 
ratings of the two teams in question and add 4 points for the home team.  These ratings are 
based on several factors, including won-lost record, schedule strength, and margin of victory 
in games.  The most recent games are given slightly more weight than those played earlier in
the season.  Enjoy!

NBA Team Rankings

Team W L Rating
1 Dallas Mavericks 73 30 56.8
2 Miami Heat 72 31 56.0
3 Chicago Bulls 71 27 55.6
4 San Antonio Spurs 63 25 55.1
5 Oklahoma City Thunder 64 35 54.9
6 Los Angeles Lakers 61 31 54.4
7 Boston Celtics 61 30 54.3
8 Denver Nuggets 51 36 53.8
9 Memphis Grizzlies 53 42 53.1
10 Orlando Magic 54 34 53.0
11 Portland Trail Blazers 50 38 52.2
12 Houston Rockets 43 39 51.9
13 New Orleans Hornets 48 40 50.7
14 Philadelphia 76ers 42 45 50.1
15 Atlanta Hawks 50 44 50.1
16 Phoenix Suns 40 42 49.6
17 New York Knicks 42 44 49.4
18 Utah Jazz 39 43 49.2
19 Golden State Warriors 36 46 49.1
20 Indiana Pacers 38 49 48.6
21 Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 48.5
22 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 47.6
23 Charlotte Bobcats 34 48 46.6
24 Detroit Pistons 30 52 46.4
25 Sacramento Kings 24 58 46.1
26 Washington Wizards 23 59 43.8
27 Toronto Raptors 22 60 43.7
28 New Jersey Nets 24 58 43.3
29 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 43.3
30 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 42.9


NBA Teams By Division

PD = Point differential = Points For minus Points Against
SS = Strength of schedule ranking

NBA 2010-2011
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
7 Boston Celtics 61 30 54.3 452 26
14 Philadelphia 76ers 42 45 50.1 86 23
17 New York Knicks 42 44 49.4 30 24
27 Toronto Raptors 22 60 43.7 -515 21
28 New Jersey Nets 24 58 43.3 -512 22

CENTRAL DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
3 Chicago Bulls 71 27 55.6 668 30
20 Indiana Pacers 38 49 48.6 -125 18
21 Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 48.5 -69 28
24 Detroit Pistons 30 52 46.4 -295 27
30 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 42.9 -739 20

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
2 Miami Heat 72 31 56.0 668 15
10 Orlando Magic 54 34 53.0 459 29
15 Atlanta Hawks 50 44 50.1 -120 17
23 Charlotte Bobcats 34 48 46.6 -328 25
26 Washington Wizards 23 59 43.8 -607 19


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
1 Dallas Mavericks 73 30 56.8 468 1
4 San Antonio Spurs 63 25 55.1 449 12
9 Memphis Grizzlies 53 42 53.1 181 2
12 Houston Rockets 43 39 51.9 179 16
13 New Orleans Hornets 48 40 50.7 30 4

NORTHWEST DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
5 Oklahoma City Thunder 64 35 54.9 343 6
8 Denver Nuggets 51 36 53.8 368 9
11 Portland Trail Blazers 50 38 52.2 94 3
18 Utah Jazz 39 43 49.2 -150 11
29 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 43.3 -544 5

PACIFIC DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
6 Los Angeles Lakers 61 31 54.4 488 13
16 Phoenix Suns 40 42 49.6 -73 8
19 Golden State Warriors 36 46 49.1 -191 14
22 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 47.6 -257 10
25 Sacramento Kings 24 58 46.1 -438 7


NBA PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE
1)Chicago vs. 8)Indiana
Chicago wins series 4-1

4)Orlando vs. 5)Atlanta
Atlanta wins series 4-2

2)Miami vs. 7)Philadelphia
Miami wins series 4-1

3)Boston vs. 6)New York
Boston wins series 4-0


WESTERN CONFERENCE
1)San Antonio vs. 8)Memphis
Memphis wins series 4-2

4)Oklahoma City vs. 5)Denver
Oklahoma City wins series 4-1

2)LA Lakers vs. 7)New Orleans
LA Lakers win series 4-2

3)Dallas vs. 6)Portland
Dallas wins series 4-2


NBA PLAYOFFS - SECOND ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE
1)Chicago vs. 5)Atlanta
Chicago wins series 4-2

2)Miami vs. 3)Boston
Miami wins series 4-1


WESTERN CONFERENCE
4)Oklahoma City vs. 8)Memphis
Oklahoma City wins series 4-3

2)LA Lakers vs. 3)Dallas
Dallas wins series 4-0


NBA PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE FINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
1)Chicago vs. 2)Miami
Miami wins series 4-1


WESTERN CONFERENCE
3)Dallas vs. 4)Oklahoma City
Dallas wins series 4-1



2011 NBA FINALS

Dallas vs. Miami
Dallas wins series 4-2