Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Friday, July 23, 2021 - 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 3 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 Phoenix Suns 65 29 55.8 1
2 Utah Jazz 58 25 55.7 2
3 Milwaukee Bucks 62 33 55.5 4
4 Los Angeles Clippers 57 34 55.3 3
5 Philadelphia 76ers 56 28 54.4 5
6 Brooklyn Nets 55 29 54.4 6
7 Denver Nuggets 51 31 52.9 7
8 Atlanta Hawks 51 39 52.6 8
9 Portland Trail Blazers 44 34 52.1 9
10 Dallas Mavericks 45 34 51.9 10
11 Los Angeles Lakers 45 34 51.7 11
12 Golden State Warriors 39 35 51.0 12
13 New York Knicks 42 35 50.9 13
14 Memphis Grizzlies 41 38 50.9 14
15 Miami Heat 40 36 50.0 16
16 Boston Celtics 38 40 50.0 15
17 Indiana Pacers 35 39 49.2 17
18 San Antonio Spurs 33 40 49.2 18
19 New Orleans Pelicans 31 41 49.1 19
20 Washington Wizards 36 43 48.9 20
21 Chicago Bulls 31 41 48.9 21
22 Charlotte Hornets 33 40 48.1 22
23 Sacramento Kings 31 41 47.9 24
24 Toronto Raptors 27 45 47.8 23
25 Minnesota Timberwolves 23 49 46.2 25
26 Detroit Pistons 20 52 45.2 26
27 Cleveland Cavaliers 22 50 44.0 27
28 Houston Rockets 17 55 43.6 29
29 Orlando Magic 21 51 43.5 28
30 Oklahoma City Thunder 22 50 43.4 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 2020-2021
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
5 Philadelphia 76ers 56 28 54.4 492 29
6 Brooklyn Nets 55 29 54.4 400 15
13 New York Knicks 42 35 50.9 132 25
16 Boston Celtics 38 40 50.0 67 16
24 Toronto Raptors 27 45 47.8 -34 27

CENTRAL DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
3 Milwaukee Bucks 62 33 55.5 544 4
17 Indiana Pacers 35 39 49.2 -3 30
21 Chicago Bulls 31 41 48.9 -64 28
26 Detroit Pistons 20 52 45.2 -322 23
27 Cleveland Cavaliers 22 50 44.0 -608 21

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
8 Atlanta Hawks 51 39 52.6 139 3
15 Miami Heat 40 36 50.0 -80 13
20 Washington Wizards 36 43 48.9 -193 10
22 Charlotte Hornets 33 40 48.1 -166 26
29 Orlando Magic 21 51 43.5 -670 19


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
10 Dallas Mavericks 45 34 51.9 127 5
14 Memphis Grizzlies 41 38 50.9 41 6
18 San Antonio Spurs 33 40 49.2 -129 18
19 New Orleans Pelicans 31 41 49.1 -21 22
28 Houston Rockets 17 55 43.6 -569 12

NORTHWEST DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
2 Utah Jazz 58 25 55.7 657 9
7 Denver Nuggets 51 31 52.9 300 8
9 Portland Trail Blazers 44 34 52.1 121 14
25 Minnesota Timberwolves 23 49 46.2 -400 17
30 Oklahoma City Thunder 22 50 43.4 -766 11

PACIFIC DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
1 Phoenix Suns 65 29 55.8 517 1
4 Los Angeles Clippers 57 34 55.3 520 2
11 Los Angeles Lakers 45 34 51.7 165 7
12 Golden State Warriors 39 35 51.0 68 24
23 Sacramento Kings 31 41 47.9 -265 20


TUESDAY MAY 18 EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT Charlotte 117 at Indiana 144 Washington 100 at Boston 118 WEDNESDAY MAY 19 WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT San Antonio 96 at Memphis 100 Golden State 100 at LA Lakers 103 THURSDAY MAY 20 EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT Indiana 115 at Washington 142 FRIDAY MAY 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT Memphis 117 at Golden State 112 (OT)



2021 NBA PLAYOFFS


FIRST ROUND SUMMARY


EASTERN CONFERENCE

1) Philadelphia vs.  8) Washington
Philadelphia wins series 4-1



4) New York  vs.  5) Atlanta
Atlanta wins series 4-1



2) Brooklyn  vs.  7) Boston
Brooklyn wins series 4-1



3) Milwaukee  vs.  6) Miami
Milwaukee wins series 4-0




WESTERN CONFERENCE

1) Utah  vs.  8) Memphis
Utah wins series 4-1



4) LA Clippers  vs.  5) Dallas
Los Angeles wins series 4-3



2) Phoenix  vs.  7) LA Lakers
Phoenix wins series 4-2



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




SECOND ROUND SUMMARY


EASTERN CONFERENCE

1) Philadelphia  vs.  5) Atlanta
Atlanta wins series 4-3



2) Brooklyn  vs.  3) Milwaukee
Milwaukee wins series 4-3




WESTERN CONFERENCE

1) Utah  vs.  4) LA Clippers
Los Angeles wins series 4-2



2) Phoenix  vs.  3) Denver
Phoenix wins series 4-0




CONFERENCE FINALS SUMMARY


EASTERN CONFERENCE

3) Milwaukee  vs.  5) Atlanta
Milwaukee wins series 4-2




WESTERN CONFERENCE

2) Phoenix  vs.  4) LA Clippers
Phoenix wins series 4-2




NBA FINALS SUMMARY



Phoenix  vs.  Milwaukee
Milwaukee wins series 4-2

7/6  - Game 1 - Milwaukee 105  at Phoenix 118
7/8  - Game 2 - Milwaukee 108  at Phoenix 118
7/11 - Game 3 - Phoenix 100  at Milwaukee 120
7/14 - Game 4 - Phoenix 103  at Milwaukee 109
7/17 - Game 5 - Milwaukee 123  at Phoenix 119
7/20 - Game 6 - Phoenix 98  at Milwaukee 105