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NBA Standings: A current look at the Playoff picture in the Eastern and Western Conference

On Thursday, June 4, the NBA Board of Governors approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of July 31.

The 22 teams would be the 16 currently in the playoff picture, plus the Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns from the Western Conference and the Washington Wizards from the Eastern Conference.

Below are the current NBA standings with those 22 teams bolded.

Eastern Conference Standings

W L WIN% GB CONF
1 Milwaukee Bucks 53 12 .815 - 34-5
2 Toronto Raptors 46 18 .719 6.5 30-10
3 Boston Celtics 43 21 .672 9.5 27-10
4 Miami Heat 41 24 .631 12.0 28-10
5 Indiana Pacers 39 26 .600 14.0 24-18
6 Philadelphia 76ers 39 26 .600 14.0 26-16
7 Brooklyn Nets 30 34 .469 22.5 20-21
8 Orlando Magic 30 35 .462 23.0 19-18
9 Washington Wizards 24 40 .375 28.5 17-23
10 Charlotte Hornets 23 42 .354 30.0 16-24
11 Chicago Bulls 22 43 .338 31.0 15-28
12 New York Knicks 21 45 .318 32.5 15-28
13 Detroit Pistons 20 46 .303 33.5 12-31
14 Atlanta Hawks 20 47 .299 34.0 11-32
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 46 .292 34.0 12-32

Western Conference Standings

Team W L WIN% GB CONF
1 Los Angeles Lakers 49 14 .778 - 33-7
2 LA Clippers 44 20 .688 5.5 27-14
3 Denver Nuggets 43 22 .662 7.0 26-13
4 Utah Jazz 41 23 .641 8.5 21-16
5 Oklahoma City Thunder 40 24 .625 9.5 25-15
6 Houston Rockets 40 24 .625 9.5 25-17
7 Dallas Mavericks 40 27 .597 11.0 25-15
8 Memphis Grizzlies 32 33 .492 18.0 19-22
9 Portland Trail Blazers 29 37 .439 21.5 16-26
10 New Orleans Pelicans 28 36 .438 21.5 17-25
11 Sacramento Kings 28 36 .438 21.5 20-20
12 San Antonio Spurs 27 36 .429 22.0 15-21
13 Phoenix Suns 26 39 .400 24.0 15-27
14 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 45 .297 30.5 9-30
15 Golden State Warriors 15 50 .231 35.0 9-34

Potential Playoff Pairings

Based on standings as of when the season was suspended

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 8 Orlando Magic

No. 2 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 7 Brooklyn Nets

No. 3 Boston Celtics vs. No. 6 Philadelphia 76ers

No. 4 Miami Heat vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers

Western Conference

No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies

No. 2 LA Clippers vs. No. 7 Dallas Mavericks

No. 3 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 6 Houston Rockets

No. 4 Utah Jazz vs. No. 5 Oklahoma City Thunder

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