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grbh
12-17-2003, 02:56 PM
A lot on this board (myself included) about the poor state of hoops in the Eastern conference. It was bad last year, and even worse the beginning of this season.

So I thought I would take it upon myself to do an adjusted standings. After all the disparity in records between the East and West doesn't even reflect the fact the the East gets twice as many games in the East and the West twice as many in the West.

So imagine for a moment a league without conferences and everyone played eachother an equal number of times. To mirror this here are the adjusted standings.

For instance team A has played 30 games and they are 15-15. Of those 20 came against the East in which they were 12-8, and 10 in the West in which they were 3-7. Adjusting it to a balanced schedules and statistically it follows that there record would be 14-16.

Naturally this is just extrapolation, but I think it is another tool to demonstrate the differencwe between the conferences.

1. Lakers 18-5
2. Indy 18-7
3. Sactown 16-6
4. Dallas 16-7
5. Houston 15-8
6. San Antonio 17-8
7. Minny: 15-9
8. Denver 15-9
9. New Orleans 16-10
10. Memphis 14-10
11 Golden State 12-10
11 Potland 12-10
13. Utah 13-11
13. Detroit 13-11
13 Toronto 13-11
16. Boston 13-12
17. Clipper 10-10
18. New Jersey 11-12
19 Golden State 10-12
20 Milwaukee 11-14
21 Philly 10-14
21 Miami 10-14
23 Phoenix 9-16
24 New York 9-17
25 Atlanta 9-17
26 Washington 7-17
27 Chicago 6-17
28 Cleveland 5-19
29 Magic 3-23


So what did we learn.

1. Only 2 of the top 12 teams are from the East
2. Of the bottom 12, only one team from the West

No giant revelations obviously, but I think it helps to illustrate how miserable the East is.