Pro Basketball Power Ratings

Last updated: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 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
1 Denver Nuggets 69 33 54.8
2 Boston Celtics 68 34 54.7
3 Philadelphia 76ers 61 32 53.8
4 Milwaukee Bucks 59 28 53.5
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 52 35 52.5
6 New York Knicks 53 40 52.4
7 Memphis Grizzlies 53 35 52.1
8 Miami Heat 58 49 52.1
9 Phoenix Suns 51 42 51.6
10 Golden State Warriors 50 45 51.4
11 Los Angeles Lakers 52 47 51.3
12 Sacramento Kings 51 38 51.3
13 Toronto Raptors 41 42 50.7
14 Chicago Bulls 41 43 50.5
15 Atlanta Hawks 44 45 50.5
16 New Orleans Pelicans 42 41 50.5
17 Brooklyn Nets 45 41 50.3
18 Los Angeles Clippers 45 42 50.3
19 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 45 50.2
20 Oklahoma City Thunder 41 43 50.1
21 Dallas Mavericks 38 44 49.3
22 Utah Jazz 37 45 48.7
23 Washington Wizards 35 47 48.6
24 Orlando Magic 34 48 48.0
25 Indiana Pacers 35 47 47.7
26 Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 46.9
27 Charlotte Hornets 27 55 45.5
28 Houston Rockets 22 60 44.2
29 San Antonio Spurs 22 60 43.6
30 Detroit Pistons 17 65 43.2


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 2022-2023
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION(1) W L Rating PD SS
2 Boston Celtics 68 34 54.7 602 7
3 Philadelphia 76ers 61 32 53.8 337 2
6 New York Knicks 53 40 52.4 244 6
13 Toronto Raptors 41 42 50.7 117 23
17 Brooklyn Nets 45 41 50.3 25 9

CENTRAL DIVISION(4) W L Rating PD SS
4 Milwaukee Bucks 59 28 53.5 272 24
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 52 35 52.5 414 20
14 Chicago Bulls 41 43 50.5 99 17
25 Indiana Pacers 35 47 47.7 -261 14
30 Detroit Pistons 17 65 43.2 -674 8

SOUTHEAST DIVISION(5) W L Rating PD SS
8 Miami Heat 58 49 52.1 9 1
15 Atlanta Hawks 44 45 50.5 3 3
23 Washington Wizards 35 47 48.6 -99 16
24 Orlando Magic 34 48 48.0 -210 18
27 Charlotte Hornets 27 55 45.5 -520 11


WESTERN CONFERENCE
SOUTHWEST DIVISION(6) W L Rating PD SS
7 Memphis Grizzlies 53 35 52.1 278 28
16 New Orleans Pelicans 42 41 50.5 152 30
21 Dallas Mavericks 38 44 49.3 6 29
28 Houston Rockets 22 60 44.2 -644 12
29 San Antonio Spurs 22 60 43.6 -815 15

NORTHWEST DIVISION(3) W L Rating PD SS
1 Denver Nuggets 69 33 54.8 437 25
19 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 45 50.2 -28 10
20 Oklahoma City Thunder 41 43 50.1 69 22
22 Utah Jazz 37 45 48.7 -77 26
26 Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 46.9 -329 21

PACIFIC DIVISION(2) W L Rating PD SS
9 Phoenix Suns 51 42 51.6 145 4
10 Golden State Warriors 50 45 51.4 150 13
11 Los Angeles Lakers 52 47 51.3 92 5
12 Sacramento Kings 51 38 51.3 197 27
18 Los Angeles Clippers 45 42 50.3 9 19


2023 NBA PLAYOFFS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

TUESDAY APRIL 11 #8 Atlanta 116 at #7 Miami 105 (Atlanta claims 7 seed) WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 #10 Chicago 109 at #9 Toronto 105 (Toronto eliminated) FRIDAY APRIL 14 Chicago 91 at Miami 102 (Miami claims 8 seed; Chicago eliminated)


FIRST ROUND

1) Milwaukee  vs. 8) Miami
Miami wins series 4-1

Game 1: 4/16 - Miami 130  at Milwaukee 117
Game 2: 4/19 - Miami 122  at Milwaukee 138
Game 3: 4/22 - Milwaukee 99  at Miami 121
Game 4: 4/24 - Milwaukee 114  at Miami 119
Game 5: 4/26 - Miami 128  at Milwaukee 126  (OT)


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

Game 1: 4/15 - New York 101  at Cleveland 97
Game 2: 4/18 - New York 90  at Cleveland 107
Game 3: 4/21 - Cleveland 79  at New York 99
Game 4: 4/23 - Cleveland 93  at New York 102
Game 5: 4/26 - New York 106  at Cleveland 95


2) Boston  vs.  7) Atlanta
Boston wins series 4-2

Game 1: 4/15 - Atlanta 99  at Boston 112
Game 2: 4/18 - Atlanta 106  at Boston 119
Game 3: 4/21 - Boston 122  at Atlanta 130
Game 4: 4/23 - Boston 129  at Atlanta 121
Game 5: 4/25 - Atlanta 119  at Boston 117
Game 6: 4/27 - Boston 128  at Atlanta 120


3) Philadelphia  vs.  6) Brooklyn
Philadelphia wins series 4-0

Game 1: 4/15 - Brooklyn 101  at Philadelphia 121
Game 2: 4/17 - Brooklyn 84  at Philadelphia 96
Game 3: 4/20 - Philadelphia 102  at Brooklyn 97
Game 4: 4/22 - Philadelphia 96  at Brooklyn 88



SECOND ROUND

5) New York  vs. 8) Miami
Miami wins series 4-2

Game 1: 4/30 - Miami 108  at New York 101
Game 2: 5/2  - Miami 105  at New York 111
Game 3: 5/6  - New York 86  at Miami 105
Game 4: 5/8  - New York 101  at Miami 109
Game 5: 5/10 - Miami 103  at New York 112
Game 6: 5/12 - New York 92  at Miami 96


2) Boston  vs.  3) Philadelphia
Boston wins series 4-3

Game 1: 5/1  - Philadelphia 119  at Boston 115
Game 2: 5/3  - Philadelphia 87  at Boston 121
Game 3: 5/5  - Boston 114  at Philadelphia 102
Game 4: 5/7  - Boston 115  at Philadelphia 116  (OT)
Game 5: 5/9  - Philadelphia 115  at Boston 103
Game 6: 5/11 - Boston 95  at Philadelphia 86
Game 7: 5/14 - Philadelphia 88  at Boston 112



CONFERENCE FINALS

 
2) Boston  vs.  8) Miami
Miami wins series 4-3

Game 1: 5/17 - Miami 123  at Boston 116
Game 2: 5/19 - Miami 111  at Boston 105
Game 3: 5/21 - Boston 102  at Miami 128
Game 4: 5/23 - Boston 116  at Miami 99
Game 5: 5/25 - Miami 97  at Boston 110
Game 6: 5/27 - Boston 104  at Miami 103
Game 7: 5/29 - Miami 103  at Boston 84




WESTERN CONFERENCE

TUESDAY APRIL 11 #8 Minnesota 102 at #7 LA Lakers 108 (OT) (LA Lakers claim 7 seed) WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 #10 Oklahoma City 123 at #9 New Orleans 118 (New Orleans eliminated) FRIDAY APRIL 14 Oklahoma City 95 at Minnesota 120 (Minnesota claims 8 seed; OKC eliminated)


FIRST ROUND

1) Denver  vs. 8) Minnesota
Denver wins series 4-1

Game 1: 4/16 - Minnesota 80  at Denver 109
Game 2: 4/19 - Minnesota 113  at Denver 122
Game 3: 4/21 - Denver 120  at Minnesota 111
Game 4: 4/23 - Denver 108  at Minnesota 114  (OT)
Game 5: 4/25 - Minnesota 109  at Denver 112


4) Phoenix  vs.  5) LA Clippers
Phoenix wins series 4-1

Game 1: 4/16 - LA Clippers 115  at Phoenix 110
Game 2: 4/18 - LA Clippers 109  at Phoenix 123
Game 3: 4/20 - Phoenix 129  at LA Clippers 124
Game 4: 4/22 - Phoenix 112  at LA Clippers 100
Game 5: 4/25 - LA Clippers 130  at Phoenix 136


2) Memphis  vs.  7) LA Lakers
Los Angeles wins series 4-2

Game 1: 4/16 - LA Lakers 128  at Memphis 112
Game 2: 4/19 - LA Lakers 93  at Memphis 103
Game 3: 4/22 - Memphis 101  at LA Lakers 111
Game 4: 4/24 - Memphis 111  at LA Lakers 117
Game 5: 4/26 - LA Lakers 99  at Memphis 116
Game 6: 4/28 - Memphis 85  at LA Lakers 125


3) Sacramento  vs.  6) Golden State
Golden State wins series 4-3

Game 1: 4/15 - Golden State 123  at Sacramento 126
Game 2: 4/17 - Golden State 106  at Sacramento 114
Game 3: 4/20 - Sacramento 97  at Golden State 114
Game 4: 4/23 - Sacramento 125  at Golden State 126
Game 5: 4/26 - Golden State 123  at Sacramento 116
Game 6: 4/28 - Sacramento 118  at Golden State 99
Game 7: 4/30 - Golden State 120  at Sacramento 100



SECOND ROUND

 
1) Denver  vs.  4) Phoenix
Denver wins series 4-2

Game 1: 4/29 - Phoenix 107  at Denver 125
Game 2: 5/1  - Phoenix 87  at Denver 97
Game 3: 5/5  - Denver 114  at Phoenix 121
Game 4: 5/7  - Denver 124  at Phoenix 129
Game 5: 5/9  - Phoenix 102  at Denver 118
Game 6: 5/11 - Denver 125  at Phoenix 100


6) Golden State  vs.  7) LA Lakers
Los Angeles wins series 4-2

Game 1: 5/2  - LA Lakers 117  at Golden State 112
Game 2: 5/4  - LA Lakers 100  at Golden State 127
Game 3: 5/6  - Golden State 97  at LA Lakers 127
Game 4: 5/8  - Golden State 101  at LA Lakers 104
Game 5: 5/10 - LA Lakers 106  at Golden State 121
Game 6: 5/12 - Golden State 101  at LA Lakers 122



CONFERENCE FINALS

 
1) Denver  vs.  7) LA Lakers
Denver wins series 4-0

Game 1: 5/16 - LA Lakers 126  at Denver 132
Game 2: 5/18 - LA Lakers 103  at Denver 108
Game 3: 5/20 - Denver 119  at LA Lakers 108
Game 4: 5/22 - Denver 113  at LA Lakers 111



2023 NBA FINALS

 
Denver  vs.  Miami
Denver wins series 4-1

Game 1: 6/1  - Miami 93  at Denver 104
Game 2: 6/4  - Miami 111  at Denver 108
Game 3: 6/7  - Denver 109  at Miami 94
Game 4: 6/9  - Denver 108  at Miami 95
Game 5: 6/12 - Miami 89  at Denver 94