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NBA Top Teams Win-Loss Records Against Each Other

We're closing in on the midpoint of the season. Most teams have played 38-41 games. Where do the NBA's top teams stand in terms of head-to-head competition? This gives some indication of how the teams MIGHT fare in the playoffs.

My criteria for teams that are likely to be competitive in the playoffs is:

  1. Overall winning percentage .600 or greater
  2. Winning on the road OR winning against .500 or greater teams

There are eight teams that meet these criteria: 2 in the East and 6 in the West. Below is a table that shows their head-to-head records. Teams with the best overall winning percentage in games among this group are at the top, and teams with the lowest overall winning percentage in games among this group are at the bottom. The tiebreaker is individual head-to-head match ups.

Portland is at the top with an .800 winning percentage. They have a better winning percentage against these top teams than they do against the rest of the league! OKC is second at .667. Miami (.600) and Indiana (.571) round out the winning teams amongst this group. The Clippers and Houston (.455) have almost a winning record. San Antonio and Golden State (.273) have the worst records among these teams.

The Blazers are the biggest surprise, and have clearly come to play against these top teams. At the other end of the spectrum, San Antonio, while leading the West, has not performed well against these top teams.

GO BLAZERS!!!

IND

MIA

SAS

POR

OKC

LAC

HOU

GSW

TOTAL

W

L

W

L

W

L

W

L

W

L

W

L

W

L

W

L

W

L

PCT

GP

POR

1

0

0

1

2

0

-

-

2

0

1

0

1

1

1

0

8

2

0.800

10

OKC

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

-

-

1

1

2

0

2

1

8

4

0.667

12

MIA

1

1

-

-

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

2

0.600

5

IND

-

-

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

4

3

0.571

7

LAC

0

1

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

-

-

2

0

1

1

5

6

0.455

11

HOU

0

1

0

0

2

0

1

1

0

2

0

2

-

-

2

0

5

6

0.455

11

SAS

0

1

0

0

-

-

0

2

0

2

1

1

0

2

2

0

3

8

0.273

11

GSW

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

1

1

2

1

1

0

2

-

-

3

8

0.273

11

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