Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 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!

SS = strength of schedule ranking

NBA Team Rankings

Team W L Rating SS
1 San Antonio Spurs 60 20 57.7 5
2 Miami Heat 62 27 57.3 12
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 60 26 57.3 1
4 Chicago Bulls 52 20 54.9 25
5 Boston Celtics 50 36 53.2 6
6 Memphis Grizzlies 44 29 52.9 11
7 Denver Nuggets 41 32 52.8 14
8 Los Angeles Clippers 44 33 52.7 4
9 Indiana Pacers 48 29 52.6 21
10 Atlanta Hawks 42 30 52.4 27
11 Philadelphia 76ers 42 37 52.3 18
12 Los Angeles Lakers 46 32 52.2 3
13 Dallas Mavericks 36 34 51.3 2
14 Utah Jazz 36 34 50.7 7
15 New York Knicks 37 34 50.7 20
16 Phoenix Suns 33 33 50.6 13
17 Houston Rockets 34 32 50.3 17
18 Orlando Magic 38 33 49.8 19
19 Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 49.0 30
20 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 48.4 15
21 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 47.0 16
22 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 46.9 8
23 Golden State Warriors 23 43 46.8 10
24 Toronto Raptors 23 43 46.4 24
25 Washington Wizards 20 46 46.1 28
26 Detroit Pistons 25 41 46.1 29
27 Sacramento Kings 22 44 45.8 9
28 New Jersey Nets 22 44 44.1 26
29 Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 43.7 23
30 Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 38.0 22


NBA Teams By Division

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

NBA 2011-2012
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
5 Boston Celtics 50 36 53.2 186 6
11 Philadelphia 76ers 42 37 52.3 264 18
15 New York Knicks 37 34 50.7 141 20
24 Toronto Raptors 23 43 46.4 -218 24
28 New Jersey Nets 22 44 44.1 -395 26

CENTRAL DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
4 Chicago Bulls 52 20 54.9 530 25
9 Indiana Pacers 48 29 52.6 233 21
19 Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 49.0 18 30
26 Detroit Pistons 25 41 46.1 -316 29
29 Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 43.7 -475 23

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
2 Miami Heat 62 27 57.3 558 12
10 Atlanta Hawks 42 30 52.4 199 27
18 Orlando Magic 38 33 49.8 -2 19
25 Washington Wizards 20 46 46.1 -317 28
30 Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 38.0 -918 22


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
1 San Antonio Spurs 60 20 57.7 556 5
6 Memphis Grizzlies 44 29 52.9 133 11
13 Dallas Mavericks 36 34 51.3 37 2
17 Houston Rockets 34 32 50.3 15 17
22 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 46.9 -248 8

NORTHWEST DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 60 26 57.3 484 1
7 Denver Nuggets 41 32 52.8 193 14
14 Utah Jazz 36 34 50.7 -23 7
20 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 48.4 -41 15
21 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 47.0 -145 16

PACIFIC DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
8 Los Angeles Clippers 44 33 52.7 123 4
12 Los Angeles Lakers 46 32 52.2 44 3
16 Phoenix Suns 33 33 50.6 -16 13
23 Golden State Warriors 23 43 46.8 -225 10
27 Sacramento Kings 22 44 45.8 -375 9


NBA PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE
1)Chicago vs. 8)Philadelphia
Philadelphia wins series 4-2

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

2)Miami vs. 7)New York
Miami wins series 4-1

3)Indiana vs. 6)Orlando
Indiana wins series 4-1


WESTERN CONFERENCE
1)San Antonio vs. 8)Utah
San Antonio wins series 4-0

4)Memphis vs. 5)LA Clippers
LA Clippers win series 4-3

2)Oklahoma City vs. 7)Dallas
Oklahoma City wins series 4-0

3)LA Lakers vs. 6)Denver
LA Lakers wins series 4-3


NBA PLAYOFFS - SECOND ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE
4)Boston vs. 8)Philadelphia
Boston wins series 4-3

2)Miami vs. 3)Indiana
Miami wins series 4-2


WESTERN CONFERENCE
1)San Antonio vs. 5)LA Clippers
San Antonio wins series 4-0

2)Oklahoma City vs. 3)LA Lakers
Oklahoma City wins series 4-1


NBA PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE FINALS SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE
2)Miami vs. 4)Boston
Miami wins series 4-3


WESTERN CONFERENCE
1)San Antonio vs. 2)Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City wins series 4-2


2012 NBA FINALS SUMMARY

Oklahoma City vs. Miami
Miami wins series 4-1