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1997-98 Basketball Final NBA Standings Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

    Per Game
W L Pct GB For Opp
*Miami 55 27 .671 95.0 90.0
†New Jersey 43 39 .524 12 99.6 98.1
†New York 43 39 .524 12 91.6 89.1
Washington 42 40 .512 13 97.2 96.6
Orlando 41 41 .500 14 90.1 91.2
Boston 36 46 .439 19 95.9 98.5
Philadelphia 31 51 .378 24 93.3 95.7
Head Coaches: Mia— Pat Riley (3rd season); NJ— John Calipari (2nd); NY— Jeff Van Gundy (3rd); Wash— Bernie Bickerstaff (2nd); Orl— Chuck Daly (1st); Bos— Rick Pitino (1st); Phi—Larry Brown (1st).
1996-97 Standings: 1. Miami (61-21); 2. New York (57-25); 3. Orlando (45-37); 4. Washington (44-38) 5. New Jersey (26-56); 6. Philadelphia (22-60); 7. Boston (15-67).

Central Division

    Per Game
W L Pct GB For Opp
*Chicago 62 20 .756 96.7 89.6
†Indiana 58 24 .707 4 96.0 89.9
†Charlotte 51 31 .622 11 96.6 94.6
†Atlanta 50 32 .610 12 95.8 92.3
†Cleveland 47 35 .573 15 92.5 89.8
Detroit 37 45 .451 25 94.2 92.6
Milwaukee 36 46 .439 26 94.5 96.4
Toronto 16 66 .195 46 94.9 104.2
Head Coaches: Chi— Phil Jackson (9th season); Ind— Larry Bird (1st); Char— Dave Cowens (2nd); Atl— Lenny Wilkens (5th); Det— Doug Collins (2nd, 21-24) was fired and replaced by assistant Alvin Gentry (16-21) on Feb. 2 on an interim basis; Cle— Mike Fratello (5th); Mil— Chris Ford (2nd); Tor— Darrell Walker (2nd, 11-38) resigned on Feb. 13 and was replaced by assistant Butch Carter (5-28).
1996-97 Standings: 1. Chicago (69-13); 2. Atlanta (56-26); 3. Charlotte (54-28); 4. Detroit (54-28); 5. Cleveland (42-40); 6. Indiana (39-43); 7. Milwaukee (33-49); 8. Toronto (30-52).

 

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