Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 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!

LR = Ranking in Last Ratings

NBA Team Rankings


Team W L Rating LR
1 Golden State Warriors 83 20 59.0 1
2 Los Angeles Clippers 63 33 55.2 2
3 San Antonio Spurs 58 31 55.1 4
4 Cleveland Cavaliers 67 35 55.0 3
5 Houston Rockets 65 34 54.3 5
6 Memphis Grizzlies 61 32 53.9 7
7 Atlanta Hawks 68 30 53.9 6
8 Portland Trail Blazers 52 35 52.6 8
9 Chicago Bulls 56 38 52.4 9
10 Dallas Mavericks 51 36 52.2 10
11 Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 51.9 11
12 Washington Wizards 52 40 51.7 12
13 New Orleans Pelicans 45 41 51.1 13
14 Toronto Raptors 49 37 50.9 14
15 Utah Jazz 38 44 50.1 15
16 Phoenix Suns 39 43 49.6 16
17 Milwaukee Bucks 43 45 49.4 17
18 Indiana Pacers 38 44 49.4 18
19 Boston Celtics 40 46 49.3 19
20 Brooklyn Nets 40 48 48.3 20
21 Miami Heat 37 45 48.0 21
22 Detroit Pistons 32 50 48.0 22
23 Denver Nuggets 30 52 47.3 23
24 Charlotte Hornets 33 49 47.2 24
25 Sacramento Kings 29 53 47.0 25
26 Orlando Magic 25 57 44.8 26
27 Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 44.2 27
28 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 42.9 28
29 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 42.8 29
30 New York Knicks 17 65 42.3 30


NBA Teams By Division

PD = Point differential = Points For minus Points Against
SS = strength of schedule ranking (1 is toughest and 30 is weakest)

NBA 2014-2015
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
14 Toronto Raptors 49 37 50.9 196 28
19 Boston Celtics 40 46 49.3 -24 20
20 Brooklyn Nets 40 48 48.3 -269 16
28 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 42.9 -736 23
30 New York Knicks 17 65 42.3 -764 25

CENTRAL DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
4 Cleveland Cavaliers 67 35 55.0 447 5
9 Chicago Bulls 56 38 52.4 287 17
17 Milwaukee Bucks 43 45 49.4 -37 22
18 Indiana Pacers 38 44 49.4 23 30
22 Detroit Pistons 32 50 48.0 -82 29

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
7 Atlanta Hawks 68 30 53.9 442 21
12 Washington Wizards 52 40 51.7 98 19
21 Miami Heat 37 45 48.0 -215 27
24 Charlotte Hornets 33 49 47.2 -260 26
26 Orlando Magic 25 57 44.8 -469 24


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
3 San Antonio Spurs 58 31 55.1 507 7
5 Houston Rockets 65 34 54.3 240 1
6 Memphis Grizzlies 61 32 53.9 252 2
10 Dallas Mavericks 51 36 52.2 217 8
13 New Orleans Pelicans 45 41 51.1 33 6

NORTHWEST DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
8 Portland Trail Blazers 52 35 52.6 313 10
11 Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 51.9 179 18
15 Utah Jazz 38 44 50.1 18 13
23 Denver Nuggets 30 52 47.3 -291 15
29 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 42.8 -721 9

PACIFIC DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
1 Golden State Warriors 83 20 59.0 992 4
2 Los Angeles Clippers 63 33 55.2 563 3
16 Phoenix Suns 39 43 49.6 -74 14
25 Sacramento Kings 29 53 47.0 -304 12
27 Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 44.2 -561 11


2015 NBA PLAYOFFS

FIRST ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1) Atlanta vs. 8) Brooklyn Atlanta wins series 4-2 4) Toronto vs. 5) Washington Washington wins series 4-0 2) Cleveland vs. 7) Boston Cleveland wins series 4-0 3) Chicago vs. 6) Milwaukee Chicago wins series 4-2 WESTERN CONFERENCE 1) Golden State vs. 8) New Orleans Golden State wins series 4-0 4) Portland vs. 5) Memphis Memphis wins series 4-1 2) Houston vs. 7) Dallas Houston wins series 4-1 3) LA Clippers vs. 6) San Antonio LA Clippers win series 4-3


SECOND ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1) Atlanta vs. 5) Washington Atlanta wins series 4-2 2) Cleveland vs. 3) Chicago Cleveland wins series 4-2 WESTERN CONFERENCE 1) Golden State vs. 5) Memphis Golden State wins series 4-2 2) Houston vs. 3) LA Clippers Houston wins series 4-3


CONFERENCE FINALS SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1) Atlanta vs. 2) Cleveland Cleveland wins series 4-0 WESTERN CONFERENCE 1) Golden State vs. 2) Houston Golden State wins series 4-1


2015 NBA FINALS (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Golden State vs. Cleveland Golden State wins series 4-2