Western Conference (NBA)

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Western Conference
Western Conference (NBA) logo.gif
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Founded 1947 (as the Western Division)
No. of teams 15
Most recent champion(s) San Antonio Spurs (6 conference titles)
Most titles Los Angeles Lakers (31 titles)

The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each.

Since 2006, the three division winners and the non-division winner with the best record are seeded 1 through 4 for the playoffs in order of their record, with all remaining non-division winners seeded 5 through 8. This leaves open the possibility that a #2 or #3 seed could be a non-division winner. Home-court advantage in a playoff series is decided by record, not by seeding, so if a #4 and #5 team met in a playoff series in which the #5 team had the better record, the #5 team would have home-court advantage.

The reasoning behind this seeding arrangement is that a non-division winner could have a better record than the winners of the two divisions other than the one that produced the non-division winner in question. If the three division winners were seeded 1 through 3 for the playoffs in order of their record, and all non-division winners seeded 4 through 8, it would be possible for the two leading teams of the conference to meet in the Conference Semifinals. This actually happened in the 2006 NBA Playoffs when the two best teams in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks, both from the Southwest Division, faced one another in the Western Conference Semifinals while the 3rd seed, the Northwest Division-leading Denver Nuggets, had fewer wins than the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th seeds. The NBA proposed and approved of the current format to ensure that the best two teams of a conference can meet no earlier than the NBA Conference Finals.

The Western Conference playoffs is divided into two playoffs rounds, and The NBA Conference Finals with the winner of the Conference Championship facing the Eastern Conference champion in the NBA Finals to determine the champion. All playoff series are best-of-seven.

The current divisional alignment was adopted at the start of the 04–05 season, when the Charlotte Bobcats began play as the NBA's 30th franchise. This necessitated the move of the New Orleans Hornets from the Eastern Conference's Central Division to the newly created Southwest Division of the Western Conference.

Current standings[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors * 22 3 .880 25
2 Memphis Grizzlies * 21 4 .840 1.0 25
3 Houston Rockets 19 6 .760 3.0 25
4 Portland Trail Blazers * 21 6 .778 2.0 27
5 Los Angeles Clippers 18 7 .720 4.0 25
6 Dallas Mavericks 19 8 .704 4.0 27
7 San Antonio Spurs 17 9 .654 5.5 26
8 Phoenix Suns 14 14 .500 9.5 28
9 New Orleans Pelicans 12 13 .480 10.0 25
10 Oklahoma City Thunder 13 14 .481 10.0 27
11 Sacramento Kings 11 14 .440 11.0 25
12 Denver Nuggets 10 15 .400 12.0 25
13 Los Angeles Lakers 8 18 .308 14.5 26
14 Utah Jazz 7 19 .269 15.5 26
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 5 19 .208 16.5 24

Teams[edit]

Team Division City Year From
Joined
Dallas Mavericks Southwest Dallas, Texas 1980–present dagger
Denver Nuggets Northwest Denver, Colorado 1976–present ABAdouble-dagger
Golden State Warriors (1971–present)
San Francisco Warriors (19621971)
Pacific Oakland, California
San Francisco, California
1962–present Eastern Division
Houston Rockets (1971–present)
San Diego Rockets (19671971)
Southwest Houston, Texas
San Diego, California
19671973, 1980–present dagger
Los Angeles Clippers (1984–present)
San Diego Clippers (19781984)
Pacific Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
1978–present Eastern Conference
Los Angeles Lakers (1960–present)
Minneapolis Lakers (19481960)
Pacific Los Angeles, California
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1948–1949, 1950–present dagger
Memphis Grizzlies (2001–present)
Vancouver Grizzlies (19952001)
Southwest Memphis, Tennessee
Vancouver, British Columbia
1995–present dagger
Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Minneapolis, Minnesota 1989–present dagger
New Orleans Pelicans(2013-present)
New Orleans Hornets (20022005, 20072013)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (20052007)[a]
Southwest New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[a]
2004–present Eastern Conference
Oklahoma City Thunder (2008–present)
Seattle SuperSonics (19672008)
Northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Seattle, Washington
1967–present dagger
Phoenix Suns Pacific Phoenix, Arizona 1968–present dagger
Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Portland, Oregon 1970–present dagger
Sacramento Kings (1985–present)
Kansas City Kings (19751985)
Kansas City-Omaha Kings (19721975)
Cincinnati Royals (19571972)
Rochester Royals (1945–1957)
Pacific Sacramento, California
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska
Cincinnati, Ohio
Rochester, New York
1948–1949, 19501963, 1972–present dagger
San Antonio Spurs Southwest San Antonio, Texas 1980–present Eastern Conference
Utah Jazz(1979-present)
New Orleans Jazz(1974-1979)
Northwest Salt Lake City, Utah
New Orleans, Louisiana
1974–present Eastern Conference

Former teams[edit]

Team City Year From Year To Current conference
Joined Left
Anderson Packers Anderson, Indiana 1949 dagger 1950 defunct defunct
Tri-Cities Blackhawks (19491951)
Milwaukee Hawks (19511955)
St. Louis Hawks (19551968)
Atlanta Hawks (1968–present)
Moline, Illinois
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
St. Louis, Missouri
Atlanta, Georgia
1949 —* 1970 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Baltimore Bullets Baltimore, Maryland 1947 dagger 1948 Eastern Division defunct
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte, North Carolina 1989 Eastern Conference 1990 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Chicago Bulls Chicago, Illinois 1966 dagger 1980 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Chicago Packers (1961–1962)
Chicago Zephyrs (1962–1963)
Baltimore Bullets (19621973)
Chicago, Illinois
Baltimore, Maryland
1961 dagger 1966 Eastern Division Eastern Conference
(as Washington Wizards)
Chicago Stags Chicago, Illinois 1946 dagger 1949 Central Division defunct
Cleveland Rebels Cleveland, Ohio 1946 dagger 1947 defunct defunct
Denver Nuggets Denver, Colorado 1949 —* 1950 defunct defunct
Detroit Falcons Detroit, Michigan 1946 dagger 1947 defunct defunct
Fort Wayne Pistons (19481957)
Detroit Pistons (1957–present)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Detroit, Michigan
1948 Eastern Division 1957 Central Division
Eastern Division
Eastern Conference
Indiana Pacers Indianapolis, Indiana 1976 ABAdouble-dagger 1979 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Indianapolis Jets Indianapolis, Indiana 1948 —* 1949 defunct defunct
Indianapolis Olympians Indianapolis, Indiana 1949 dagger 1953 defunct defunct
Miami Heat Miami, Florida 1988 dagger 1989 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1970 Eastern Conference 1980 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Orlando Magic Orlando, Florida 1990 Eastern Conference 1991 Eastern Conference Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh Ironmen Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1946 dagger 1947 defunct defunct
Sheboygan Red Skins Sheboygan, Wisconsin 1949 —* 1950 defunct defunct
St. Louis Bombers St. Louis, Missouri 1946 dagger 1949 Central Division defunct
Washington Capitols Washington, D.C. 1947 dagger 1948 Eastern Division defunct
Waterloo Hawks Waterloo, Iowa 1949 —* 1950 defunct defunct
Notes

Team timeline[edit]

Denotes team that currently in the conference
Denotes team that has left the conference

New Orleans Pelicans Memphis Grizzlies Orlando Magic Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Minnesota Timberwolves Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks Utah Jazz Los Angeles Clippers Denver Nuggets Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers Milwaukee Bucks Phoenix Suns Seattle SuperSonics Houston Rockets Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors Washington Wizards Atlanta Hawks Denver Nuggets (original) Indianapolis Olympians Waterloo Hawks Sheboygan Red Skins Anderson Packers Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons Indianapolis Jets Washington Capitols Baltimore Bullets (1944–1954) St. Louis Bombers (NBA) Chicago Stags Pittsburgh Ironmen Detroit Falcons (basketball) Cleveland Rebels

Conference champions[edit]

Western Conference was named Western Division until 1970
Bold Winning team of the BAA Finals or NBA Finals
^ Had or tied for the best regular season record for that season
Season Team Record Playoffs result
1946–47 Chicago Stags 39–22 (.639) Lost BAA Finals 1-4
1947–48 Baltimore Bullets 28–20 (.583) Won BAA Finals 4-2
1948–49 Minneapolis Lakers 44–16 (.733) Won BAA Finals 4-2
1949–50 Indianapolis Olympians
1950–51 Rochester Royals 41–27 (.603) Won NBA Finals 4-3
1951–52 Minneapolis Lakers 40–26 (.606) Won NBA Finals 4-3
1952–53 Minneapolis Lakers 48–22 (.686) Won NBA Finals 4-1
1953–54 Minneapolis Lakers 46–26 (.639) Won NBA Finals 4-3
1954–55 Fort Wayne Pistons 43–29 (.597) Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1955–56 Fort Wayne Pistons 37–35 (.514) Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1956–57 St. Louis Hawks 34–38 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1957–58 St. Louis Hawks 41–31 Won NBA Finals 4-2
1958–59 Minneapolis Lakers 49–23 Lost NBA Finals 0-4
1959–60 St. Louis Hawks 41–31 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1960–61 St. Louis Hawks 51–28 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1961–62 Los Angeles Lakers 54–26 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1962–63 Los Angeles Lakers 53–27 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1963–64 San Francisco Warriors 48–32 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1964–65 Los Angeles Lakers 49–31 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1965–66 Los Angeles Lakers 45–35 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1966–67 San Francisco Warriors 44–37 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1967–68 Los Angeles Lakers 52–30 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1968–69 Los Angeles Lakers 55–27 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1969–70 Los Angeles Lakers 46–36 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1970–71 Milwaukee Bucks 66–16 Won NBA Finals 4-0
1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers 69–13 Won NBA Finals 4-1
1972–73 Los Angeles Lakers 60–22 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1973–74 Milwaukee Bucks 59–23 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1974–75 Golden State Warriors 59–23 Won NBA Finals 4-0
1975–76 Phoenix Suns 52–30 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1976–77 Portland Trail Blazers 49–33 Won NBA Finals 4-2
1977–78 Seattle SuperSonics 46–36 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1978–79 Seattle SuperSonics 52–30 Won NBA Finals 4-1
1979–80 Los Angeles Lakers 52–30 Won NBA Finals 4-2
1980–81 Houston Rockets 40–42 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1981–82 Los Angeles Lakers 57–25 Won NBA Finals 4-2
1982–83 Los Angeles Lakers 58–24 Lost NBA Finals 0-4
1983–84 Los Angeles Lakers 54–28 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
1984–85 Los Angeles Lakers 62–20 Won NBA Finals 4-2
1985–86 Houston Rockets 51–31 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1986–87 Los Angeles Lakers 65–17 Won NBA Finals 4-2
1987–88 Los Angeles Lakers 62–20 Won NBA Finals 4-3
1988–89 Los Angeles Lakers 57–25 Lost NBA Finals 0-4
1989–90 Portland Trail Blazers 59–23 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1990–91 Los Angeles Lakers 58–24 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
1991–92 Portland Trail Blazers 57–25 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1992–93 Phoenix Suns 62–20 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1993–94 Houston Rockets 58–24 Won NBA Finals 4-3
1994–95 Houston Rockets 47–35 Won NBA Finals 4-0
1995–96 Seattle SuperSonics 64–18 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1996–97 Utah Jazz 64–18 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1997–98 Utah Jazz 62–20 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
1998–99 San Antonio Spurs 37–13 Won NBA Finals 4-1
1999–00 Los Angeles Lakers 67–15 Won NBA Finals 4-2
2000–01 Los Angeles Lakers 56–26 Won NBA Finals 4-1
2001–02 Los Angeles Lakers 58–24 Won NBA Finals 4-0
2002–03 San Antonio Spurs 60–22 Won NBA Finals 4-2
2003–04 Los Angeles Lakers 56–26 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
2004–05 San Antonio Spurs 59–23 Won NBA Finals 4-3
2005–06 Dallas Mavericks 60–22 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
2006–07 San Antonio Spurs 58–24 Won NBA Finals 4-0
2007–08 Los Angeles Lakers 57–25 Lost NBA Finals 2-4
2008–09 Los Angeles Lakers 65–17 Won NBA Finals 4-1
2009–10 Los Angeles Lakers 57–25 Won NBA Finals 4-3
2010–11 Dallas Mavericks 57–25 Won NBA Finals 4-2
2011–12 Oklahoma City Thunder 47–19 Lost NBA Finals 1-4
2012–13 San Antonio Spurs 58–24 Lost NBA Finals 3-4
2013–14 San Antonio Spurs 62–20 Won NBA Finals 4-1[1]

List of Western Conference teams with the most conference championships[edit]

Season results[edit]

^ Denotes team that won the NBA championships
+ Denotes team that won the Conference Finals, but lost the NBA Finals
* Denotes team that qualified for the NBA Playoffs
Season Team (record)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
  • 1946: The Western Division was formed with five inaugural members.
1946–47 Chicago+
(39–22)
St. Louis*
(38–23)
Cleveland*
(30–30)
Detroit
(20–40)
Pittsburgh
(15–45)
1947–48 St. Louis*
(29–19)
Baltimore^
(28–20)
Chicago*
(28–20)
Washington*
(28–20)
1948–49 Rochester*
(45–15)
Minneapolis^
(44–16)
Chicago*
(38–22)
St. Louis*
(29–31)
Fort Wayne
(22–38)
Indianapolis
(18–42)
1949–50 Indianapolis*
(39–25)
Anderson*
(37–27)
Tri-Cities*
(29–35)
Sheboygan*
(22–40)
Waterloo
(19–43)
Denver
(11–51)
1950–51 Minneapolis*
(44–24)
Rochester^
(41–27)
Fort Wayne*
(32–36)
Indianapolis*
(31–37)
Tri-Cities
(25–43)
1951–52 Rochester*
(41–25)
Minneapolis^
(40–26)
Indianapolis*
(34–32)
Fort Wayne*
(29–37)
Milwaukee
(17–49)
1952–53 Minneapolis^
(48–22)
Rochester*
(44–26)
Fort Wayne*
(36–33)
Indianapolis*
(28–43)
Milwaukee
(27–44)
1953–54 Minneapolis^
(46–26)
Rochester*
(44–28)
Fort Wayne*
(40–32)
Milwaukee
(21–51)
1954–55 Fort Wayne+
(43–29)
Minneapolis*
(40–32)
Rochester*
(29–43)
Milwaukee
(26–46)
1955–56 Fort Wayne+
(37–35)
Minneapolis*
(33–39)
Milwaukee*
(33–39)
Rochester
(31–41)
1956–57 St. Louis+
(34–38)
Minneapolis*
(34–38)
Fort Wayne*
(34–38)
Rochester
(31–41)
1957–58 St. Louis^
(41–31)
Detroit*
(33–39)
Cincinnati*
(33–39)
Minneapolis
(19–53)
1958–59 St. Louis^
(49–23)
Minneapolis+
(33–39)
Detroit*
(28–44)
Cincinnati
(19–53)
1959–60 St. Louis+
(41–31)
Detroit*
(30–45)
Minneapolis*
(25–50)
Cincinnati
(19–56)
1960–61 St. Louis+
(51–28)
Los Angeles*
(36–43)
Detroit*
(34–45)
Cincinnati
(33–46)
1961–62 Los Angeles+
(54–26)
Cincinnati*
(43–37)
Detroit*
(37–43)
St. Louis
(29–51)
Chicago
(18–62)
1962–63 Los Angeles+
(53–27)
St. Louis*
(48–32)
Detroit*
(34–46)
San Francisco
(31–49)
Chicago
(25–55)
1963–64 San Francisco+
(48–32)
St. Louis*
(46–34)
Los Angeles*
(42–38)
Baltimore
(31–49)
Detroit
(23–57)
1964–65 Los Angeles+
(49–31)
St. Louis*
(45–35)
Baltimore*
(37–43)
Detroit
(31–49)
San Francisco
(17–63)
1965–66 Los Angeles+
(45–35)
St. Louis*
(38–42)
Baltimore*
(36–44)
San Francisco
(35–45)
Detroit
(22–58)
1966–67 San Francisco+
(44–37)
St. Louis*
(39–42)
Los Angeles*
(36–45)
Chicago*
(33–48)
Detroit
(30–51)
1967–68 St. Louis*
(56–26)
Los Angeles+
(52–30)
San Francisco*
(43–39)
Chicago*
(29–53)
Seattle
(23–59)
San Diego
(15–67)
1968–69 Los Angeles+
(55–27)
Atlanta*
(48–34)
San Francisco*
(41–41)
San Diego*
(37–45)
Chicago
(33–49)
Seattle
(30–52)
Phoenix
(16–66)
1969–70 Atlanta*
(48–34)
Los Angeles+
(46–36)
Phoenix*
(39–43)
Chicago*
(39–43)
Seattle
(36–46)
San Francisco
(30–52)
San Diego
(27–55)
The Western Division became the Western Conference.
1970–71 Milwaukee^
(66–16)
Los Angeles*
(48–34)
Chicago*
(51–31)
San Francisco*
(41–41)
Phoenix
(48–34)
Detroit
(45–37)
San Diego
(40–42)
Seattle
(38–44)
Portland
(29–53)
1971–72 Los Angeles^
(69–13)
Milwaukee*
(63–19)
Chicago*
(57–25)
Golden State*
(51–31)
Phoenix
(49–33)
Seattle
(47–35)
Houston
(34–48)
Detroit
(26–56)
Portland
(18–64)
1972–73 Milwaukee*
(60–22)
Los Angeles+
(60–22)
Chicago*
(51–31)
Golden State*
(47–35)
Detroit
(40–42)
Phoenix
(38–44)
Kansas City
-Omaha
(36–46)
Seattle
(26–56)
Portland
(21–61)
1973–74 Milwaukee+
(59–23)
Los Angeles*
(47–35)
Chicago*
(54–28)
Detroit*
(52–30)
Golden State
(44–38)
Seattle
(36–46)
Kansas City
-Omaha
(33–49)
Phoenix
(30–52)
Portland
(27–55)
1974–75 Golden State^
(59–23)
Chicago*
(47–35)
Kansas City
-Omaha
* (54–28)
Seattle*
(52–30)
Detroit*
(44–38)
Portland
(36–46)
Milwaukee
(33–49)
Phoenix
(30–52)
Los Angeles
(27–55)
1975–76 Golden State*
(59–23)
Milwaukee*
(47–35)
Seattle*
(54–28)
Phoenix+
(52–30)
Detroit*
(44–38)
Los Angeles
(36–46)
Portland
(33–49)
Kansas City
(30–52)
Chicago
(27–55)
1976–77 Los Angeles*
(53–29)
Denver*
(50–32)
Portland^
(49–33)
Golden State*
(46–36)
Detroit*
(44–38)
Chicago*
(44–38)
Seattle
(40–42)
Kansas City
(40–42)
Indiana
(36–46)
Phoenix
(34–48)
Milwaukee
(30–52)
1977–78 Portland*
(53–29)
Denver*
(50–32)
Phoenix*
(49–33)
Seattle+
(46–36)
Los Angeles*
(44–38)
Milwaukee*
(44–38)
Golden State
(40–42)
Chicago
(40–42)
Detroit
(36–46)
Kansas City
(34–48)
Indiana
(30–52)
1978–79 Seattle^
(52–30)
Kansas City*
(48–34)
Phoenix*
(50–32)
Denver*
(47–35)
Los Angeles*
(47–35)
Portland*
(45–37)
San Diego
(43–39)
Milwaukee
(38–44)
Golden State
(38–44)
Indiana
(38–44)
Chicago
(31–51)
1979–80 Los Angeles^
(52–30)
Milwaukee*
(48–34)
Seattle*
(50–32)
Phoenix*
(47–35)
Kansas City*
(47–35)
Portland*
(45–37)
San Diego
(43–39)
Denver
(38–44)
Golden State
(38–44)
Chicago
(38–44)
Utah
(31–51)
1980–81 Phoenix*
(57–25)
San Antonio*
(52–30)
Los Angeles*
(54–28)
Portland*
(45–37)
Kansas City*
(40–42)
Houston+
(40–42)
Golden State
(39–43)
Denver
(37–45)
San Diego
(36–46)
Seattle
(34–48)
Utah
(28–54)
Dallas
(15–67)
1981–82 Los Angeles^
(57–25)
San Antonio*
(48–34)
Seattle*
(52–30)
Denver*
(46–36)
Phoenix*
(46–36)
Houston*
(46–36)
Golden State
(45–37)
Portland
(42–40)
Kansas City
(30–52)
Dallas
(28–54)
Utah
(25–57)
San Diego
(17–65)
1982–83 Los Angeles+
(58–24)
San Antonio*
(53–29)
Phoenix*
(53–29)
Seattle*
(48–34)
Portland*
(46–36)
Denver*
(46–37)
Kansas City
(46–37)
Dallas
(38–44)
Golden State
(30–52)
Utah
(30–52)
San Diego
(25–57)
Houston
(14–68)
1983–84 Los Angeles+
(54–28)
Utah*
(45–37)
Portland*
(48–34)
Dallas*
(43–39)
Seattle*
(42–40)
Phoenix*
(41–41)
Denver*
(38–44)
Kansas City*
(38–44)
Golden State
(37–45)
San Antonio
(37–45)
San Diego
(30–52)
Houston
(29–53)
1984–85 L.A. Lakers^
(62–20)
Denver*
(52–30)
Houston*
(48–34)
Dallas*
(44–38)
Portland*
(42–40)
Utah*
(41–41)
San Antonio*
(41–41)
Phoenix*
(36–46)
Kansas City
(31–51)
Seattle
(31–51)
L.A. Clippers
(31–51)
Golden State
(22–60)
1985–86 L.A. Lakers*
(62–20)
Houston+
(51–31)
Denver*
(47–35)
Dallas*
(44–38)
Utah*
(42–40)
Portland*
(40–42)
Sacramento*
(37–45)
San Antonio*
(35–47)
Phoenix
(32–50)
L.A. Clippers
(32–50)
Seattle
(31–51)
Golden State
(30–52)
1986–87 L.A. Lakers^
(65–17)
Dallas*
(55–27)
Portland*
(49–33)
Utah*
(44–38)
Golden State*
(42–40)
Houston*
(42–40)
Seattle*
(39–43)
Denver*
(37–45)
Phoenix
(36–46)
Sacramento
(29–53)
San Antonio
(28–54)
L.A. Clippers
(12–70)
1987–88 L.A. Lakers^
(62–20)
Denver*
(54–28)
Dallas*
(53–29)
Portland*
(53–29)
Utah*
(47–35)
Houston*
(46–36)
Seattle*
(44–38)
San Antonio*
(31–51)
Phoenix
(28–54)
Sacramento
(24–58)
Golden State
(20–62)
L.A. Clippers
(17–65)
1988–89 L.A. Lakers+
(57–25)
Utah*
(51–31)
Phoenix*
(55–27)
Seattle*
(47–35)
Houston*
(45–37)
Denver*
(44–38)
Golden State*
(43–39)
Portland*
(39–43)
Dallas
(38–44)
Sacramento
(27–55)
L.A. Clippers
(21–61)
San Antonio
(21–61)
Miami
(15–67)
1989–90 L.A. Lakers*
(63–19)
San Antonio*
(56–26)
Portland+
(59–23)
Utah*
(55–27)
Phoenix*
(54–28)
Dallas*
(47–35)
Denver*
(43–39)
Houston*
(41–41)
Seattle
(41–41)
Golden State
(37–45)
L.A. Clippers
(30–52)
Sacramento
(23–59)
Minnesota
(22–60)
Charlotte
(19–63)
1990–91 Portland*
(63–19)
San Antonio*
(55–27)
L.A. Lakers+
(58–24)
Phoenix*
(55–27)
Utah*
(54–28)
Houston*
(52–30)
Golden State*
(44–38)
Seattle*
(41–41)
Orlando
(31–51)
L.A. Clippers
(32–51)
Minnesota
(29–53)
Dallas
(28–54)
Sacramento
(25–57)
Denver
(20–62)
1991–92 Portland+
(57–25)
Utah*
(55–27)
Golden State*
(55–27)
Phoenix*
(53–29)
San Antonio*
(47–35)
Seattle*
(47–35)
L.A. Clippers*
(45–37)
L.A. Lakers*
(43–39)
Houston
(42–40)
Sacramento
(29–53)
Denver
(24–58)
Dallas
(22–60)
Minnesota
(15–67)
1992–93 Phoenix+
(62–20)
Houston*
(55–27)
Seattle*
(55–27)
Portland*
(51–31)
San Antonio*
(49–33)
Utah*
(47–35)
L.A. Clippers*
(41–41)
L.A. Lakers*
(39–43)
Denver
(36–46)
Golden State
(34–48)
Sacramento
(25–57)
Minnesota
(19–63)
Dallas
(11–71)
1993–94 Seattle*
(63–19)
Houston^
(58–24)
Phoenix*
(56–26)
San Antonio*
(55–27)
Utah*
(53–39)
Golden State*
(50–32)
Portland*
(47–35)
Denver*
(42–40)
L.A. Lakers
(33–49)
Sacramento
(28–54)
L.A. Clippers
(27–55)
Minnesota
(20–62)
Dallas
(13–69)
1994–95 San Antonio*
(62–20)
Phoenix*
(59–23)
Utah*
(60–22)
Seattle*
(57–25)
L.A. Lakers*
(48–34)
Houston^
(47–35)
Portland*
(44–38)
Denver*
(41–41)
Sacramento
(39–43)
Dallas
(36–46)
Golden State
(26–56)
Minnesota
(21–61)
L.A. Clippers
(17–65)
1995–96 Seattle+
(64–18)
San Antonio*
(59–23)
Utah*
(55–27)
L.A. Lakers*
(53–29)
Houston*
(48–34)
Portland*
(44–38)
Phoenix*
(41–41)
Sacramento*
(39–43)
Golden State
(36–46)
Denver
(35–47)
L.A. Clippers
(29–53)
Minnesota
(26–56)
Dallas
(26–56)
Vancouver
(15–67)
1996–97 Utah+
(64–18)
Seattle*
(57–25)
Houston*
(57–25)
L.A. Lakers*
(56–26)
Portland*
(49–33)
Minnesota*
(40–42)
Phoenix*
(40–42)
L.A. Clippers*
(36–46)
Sacramento
(34–48)
Golden State
(30–52)
Dallas
(24–58)
Denver
(21–61)
San Antonio
(20–62)
Vancouver
(14–68)
1997–98 Utah+
(62–20)
Seattle*
(61–21)
L.A. Lakers*
(61–21)
Phoenix*
(56–26)
San Antonio*
(56–26)
Portland*
(46–36)
Minnesota*
(45–37)
Houston*
(41–41)
Sacramento
(27–55)
Dallas
(20–62)
Vancouver
(19–63)
Golden State
(19–63)
L.A. Clippers
(17–65)
Denver
(11–71)
1998–99 San Antonio^
(37–13)
Utah*
(37–13)
Portland*
(35–15)
L.A. Lakers*
(31–19)
Houston*
(31–19)
Phoenix*
(27–23)
Sacramento*
(27–23)
Minnesota*
(25–25)
Seattle
(25–25)
Golden State
(21–29)
Dallas
(19–31)
Denver
(14–36)
L.A. Clippers
(9–41)
Vancouver
(8–42)
1999–00 L.A. Lakers^
(67–15)
Utah*
(55–27)
Portland*
(59–23)
San Antonio*
(53–29)
Phoenix*
(53–29)
Minnesota*
(50–32)
Seattle*
(45–37)
Sacramento*
(44–38)
Dallas
(40–42)
Denver
(35–47)
Houston
(34–48)
Vancouver
(22–60)
Golden State
(19–63)
L.A. Clippers
(15–67)
2000–01 San Antonio*
(58–24)
L.A. Lakers^
(56–26)
Sacramento*
(55–27)
Utah*
(53–29)
Dallas*
(53–29)
Phoenix*
(53–29)
Portland*
(50–32)
Minnesota*
(47–35)
Houston
(45–37)
Seattle
(44–38)
Denver
(40–42)
L.A. Clippers
(31–51)
Vancouver
(23–59)
Golden State
(17–65)
2001–02 Sacramento*
(61–21)
San Antonio*
(58–24)
L.A. Lakers^
(56–26)
Dallas*
(53–29)
Minnesota*
(53–29)
Portland*
(53–29)
Seattle*
(50–32)
Utah*
(47–35)
L.A. Clippers
(45–37)
Phoenix
(44–38)
Houston
(40–42)
Denver
(31–51)
Memphis
(23–59)
Golden State
(17–65)
2002–03 San Antonio^
(60–22)
Sacramento*
(59–23)
Dallas*
(60–22)
Minnesota*
(51–31)
L.A. Lakers*
(50–32)
Portland*
(50–32)
Utah*
(47–35)
Phoenix*
(44–38)
Houston
(43–39)
Seattle
(40–42)
Golden State
(38–44)
Memphis
(28–54)
L.A. Clippers
(27–55)
Denver
(17–65)
2003–04 Minnesota*
(58–24)
L.A. Lakers+
(56–26)
San Antonio*
(57–25)
Sacramento*
(55–27)
Dallas*
(52–30)
Memphis*
(50–32)
Houston*
(45–37)
Denver*
(43–39)
Utah
(42–40)
Portland
(41–41)
Golden State
(37–45)
Seattle
(37–45)
Phoenix
(29–53)
L.A. Clippers
(28–54)
2004–05 Phoenix*
(62–20)
San Antonio^
(59–23)
Seattle*
(52–30)
Dallas*
(58–24)
Houston*
(51–31)
Sacramento*
(50–32)
Denver*
(49–33)
Memphis*
(45–37)
Minnesota
(44–38)
L.A. Clippers
(37–45)
L.A. Lakers
(34–48)
Golden State
(34–48)
Portland
(27–55)
Utah
(26–56)
New Orleans
(18–64)
2005–06 San Antonio*
(63–19)
Phoenix*
(54–28)
Denver*
(44–38)
Dallas+
(60–22)
Memphis*
(49–33)
L.A. Clippers*
(47–35)
L.A. Lakers*
(45–37)
Sacramento*
(44–38)
Utah
(41–41)
New Orleans/
Oklahoma City
[a]
(38–44)
Seattle
(35–47)
Houston
(34–48)
Golden State
(34–48)
Minnesota
(33–49)
Portland
(21–61)
2006–07 Dallas*
(67–15)
Phoenix*
(61–21)
San Antonio^
(58–24)
Utah*
(58–24)
Houston*
(52–30)
Denver*
(45–37)
L.A. Lakers*
(42–40)
Golden State*
(42–40)
L.A. Clippers
(40–42)
New Orleans/
Oklahoma City
[a]
(39–43)
Sacramento
(33–49)
Portland
(32–50)
Minnesota
(32–50)
Seattle
(31–51)
Memphis
(22–60)
2007–08 L.A. Lakers+
(57–25)
New Orleans*
(56–26)
San Antonio*
(56–26)
Utah*
(54–28)
Houston*
(55–27)
Phoenix*
(55–27)
Dallas*
(51–31)
Denver*
(50–32)
Golden State
(48–34)
Portland
(41–41)
Sacramento
(38–44)
L.A. Clippers
(23–59)
Memphis
(22–60)
Minnesota
(22–60)
Seattle
(20–62)
2008–09 L.A. Lakers^
(65–17)
Denver*
(54–28)
San Antonio*
(54–28)
Portland*
(54–28)
Houston*
(53–29)
Dallas*
(50–32)
New Orleans*
(49–33)
Utah*
(48–34)
Phoenix
(46–36)
Golden State
(29–53)
Minnesota
(24–58)
Memphis
(24–58)
Oklahoma City
(23–59)
L.A. Clippers
(19–63)
Sacramento
(17–65)
2009–10 L.A. Lakers^
(57–25)
Dallas*
(55–27)
Phoenix*
(54–28)
Denver*
(53–29)
Utah*
(53–29)
Portland*
(50–32)
San Antonio*
(50–32)
Oklahoma City*
(50–32)
Houston
(42–40)
Memphis
(40–42)
New Orleans
(37–45)
L.A. Clippers
(29–53)
Golden State
(26–56)
Sacramento
(25–57)
Minnesota
(15–67)
2010–11 San Antonio*
(61–21)
L.A. Lakers*
(57–25)
Dallas^
(57–25)
Oklahoma City*
(55–27)
Denver*
(50–32)
Portland*
(48–34)
New Orleans*
(46–36)
Memphis*
(46–36)
Houston
(43–39)
Phoenix
(40–42)
Utah
(39–43)
Golden State
(36–46)
L.A. Clippers
(32–50)
Sacramento
(24–58)
Minnesota
(17–65)
2011–12 San Antonio*
(50–16)
Oklahoma City+
(47–19)
L.A. Lakers*
(41–25)
Memphis*
(41–25)
L.A. Clippers*
(40–26)
Denver*
(38–28)
Dallas*
(36–30)
Utah*
(36–30)
Houston
(34–32)
Phoenix
(33–33)
Portland
(28–38)
Minnesota
(26–40)
Golden State
(23–43)
Sacramento
(22–44)
New Orleans
(21–45)
2012–13 Oklahoma City*
(60-22)
San Antonio+
(58-24)
Denver*
(57–25)
L.A. Clippers*
(56-26)
Memphis*
(56-26)
Golden State*
(47-35)
L.A. Lakers*
(45-37)
Houston*
(45-37)
Utah
(43-39)
Dallas Mavericks
(41-41)
Portland
(33-49)
Minnesota
(31-51)
Sacramento
(28-54)
New Orleans
(27-55)
Phoenix
(25-57)
2013–14 San Antonio^
(62-20)
Oklahoma City*
(59-23)
L.A. Clippers*
(57-25)
Houston*
(54-28)
Portland*
(54-28)
Golden State*
(51-31)
Memphis*
(50-32)
Dallas*
(49-33)
Phoenix
(48-34)
Minnesota
(40-42)
Denver
(36-46)
New Orleans
(34-48)
Sacramento
(28-54)
L.A. Lakers
(27-55)
Utah
(25-57)

Notes[edit]

  • a 1 2 3 The New Orleans Hornets temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City due to the effect of Hurricane Katrina. The majority of home games were played in Oklahoma City, while a few remained in New Orleans.

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