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1997-98 Basketball Western Conference Final Standings

Midwest Division

    Per Game
W L Pct GB For Opp
*Utah 62 20 .756 101.0 94.4
†San Antonio 56 26 .683 6 92.5 88.5
†Minnesota 45 37 .549 17 101.1 100.4
†Houston 41 41 .500 21 98.8 99.5
Dallas 20 62 .244 42 91.4 97.5
Vancouver 19 63 .232 43 96.6 103.9
Denver 11 71 .134 51 89.0 100.8
Head Coaches: Utah— Jerry Sloan (10th season); Hou— Rudy Tomjanovich (7th); Min— Phil Saunders (3rd); Dal— Jim Cleamons (2nd, 4-12) was fired and replaced by GM Don Nelson (16-50) on Dec. 4, 1997; Den— Bill Hanzlik (1st); SA— Gregg Popovich (2nd); Van— Brian Hill (1st).
1996-97 Standings: 1. Utah (64-18); 2. Houston (57-25); 3. Minnesota (40-42); 4. Dallas (24-58); 5. Denver (21-61); 6. San Antonio (20-62); 7. Vancouver (14-68).

Pacific Division

    Per Game
W L Pct GB For Opp
*Seattle 61 21 .744 100.6 93.4
†LA Lakers 61 21 .744 105.5 97.8
†Phoenix 56 26 .683 5 99.6 94.4
†Portland 46 36 .561 15 94.3 92.9
Sacramento 27 55 .329 34 93.1 98.7
Golden St 19 63 .232 42 88.3 97.4
LA Clippers 17 65 .207 44 95.9 103.3
Head Coaches: Sea— George Karl (7th season); LAL— Del Harris (4th); Port— Mike Dunleavy (1st); Pho— Danny Ainge (2nd); LAC— Bill Fitch (4th); Sac— Eddie Jordan (2nd); G.St.—P.J. Carlesimo (1st).
1996-97 Standings: 1. Seattle (57-25); 2. LA Lakers (56-26); 3. Portland (49-33); 4. Phoenix (40-42); 5. LA Clippers (36-46); 6. Sacramento (34-48); 6. Golden St. (30-52).

 

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