NBA Conference Standings after Dec 19 in 1996-97 season

EASTERN CONFERENCE* - division leaders
Home Away Div Cnf Icf
*Chicago 22-3 .880 ---- 10-1 12-2 6-1 12-2 10-1
Detroit 19-4 .826 2.0 11-2 8-2 7-2 15-2 4-2
*Miami 18-7 .720 4.0 6-5 12-2 3-2 10-6 8-1
New York 16-7 .696 5.0 9-4 7-3 4-3 7-5 9-2
Cleveland 15-8 .652 6.0 9-4 6-4 3-4 8-7 7-1
Atlanta 14-8 .636 6.5 8-1 6-7 4-4 8-7 6-1
Charlotte 13-11 .542 8.5 7-3 6-8 4-5 8-8 5-3
Milwaukee 13-11 .542 8.5 8-6 5-5 2-5 9-7 4-4
Was Bullets 12-12 .500 9.5 6-6 6-6 4-1 6-9 6-3
Indiana 11-11 .500 9.5 4-4 7-7 0-2 5-5 6-6
Orlando 9-11 .450 10.5 5-6 4-5 2-3 7-6 2-5
Toronto 9-16 .360 13.0 8-8 1-8 3-6 6-11 3-5
Philadelphia 7-16 .304 14.0 4-8 3-8 5-2 5-11 2-5
New Jersey 5-15 .250 14.5 3-8 2-7 1-4 1-11 4-4
Boston 5-17 .227 15.5 5-8 0-9 0-4 3-13 2-4
WESTERN CONFERENCE* - division leaders
Home Away Div Cnf Icf
*Houston 21-4 .840 ---- 10-2 11-2 5-2 15-3 6-1
Utah 19-4 .826 1.0 13-2 6-2 5-2 13-3 6-1
*LA Lakers 19-8 .704 3.0 11-2 8-6 7-0 12-4 7-4
Seattle 18-9 .667 4.0 7-4 11-5 9-1 13-4 5-5
Portland 13-12 .520 8.0 7-5 6-7 3-5 10-8 3-4
LA Clippers 10-15 .400 11.0 6-8 4-7 3-2 8-7 2-8
Dallas 9-14 .391 11.0 5-5 4-9 4-3 6-5 3-9
Golden State 9-17 .346 12.5 6-8 3-9 1-7 6-11 3-6
Sacramento 9-17 .346 12.5 5-7 4-10 1-6 6-10 3-7
Phoenix 8-16 .333 12.5 6-6 2-10 2-5 5-11 3-5
Minnesota 8-17 .320 13.0 6-4 2-13 3-3 7-12 1-5
Denver 6-19 .240 15.0 3-8 3-11 1-5 4-10 2-9
San Antonio 5-17 .227 14.5 3-8 2-9 2-5 3-14 2-3
Vancouver 5-21 .192 16.5 4-9 1-12 3-3 4-10 1-11
Chicago 93, Charlotte 72
Dallas 105, Vancouver 98
Toronto 96, Milwaukee 93
Sacramento 112, Minnesota 105
San Antonio 115, Houston 101
Utah 94, Miami 87 (OT)
Was Bullets 102, LA Clippers 93