NBA Conference Standings after Dec 18 in 1997-98 season

EASTERN CONFERENCE* - division leaders
Home Away Div Cnf Icf
*Atlanta 19-5 .792 ---- 10-2 9-3 8-1 11-3 8-2
Charlotte 15-7 .682 3.0 10-2 5-5 7-4 11-6 4-1
*Miami 15-8 .652 3.5 10-3 5-5 7-2 11-7 4-1
Cleveland 15-8 .652 3.5 6-4 9-4 4-4 9-6 6-2
Indiana 15-8 .652 3.5 8-3 7-5 5-4 10-5 5-3
Orlando 16-9 .640 3.5 7-4 9-5 5-1 10-4 6-5
Chicago 15-9 .625 4.0 11-1 4-8 4-4 10-7 5-2
New York 14-10 .583 5.0 9-1 5-9 3-1 8-5 6-5
New Jersey 13-10 .565 5.5 8-2 5-8 3-3 7-7 6-3
Boston 11-12 .478 7.5 8-6 3-6 4-5 10-10 1-2
Milwaukee 11-12 .478 7.5 7-5 4-7 2-4 7-8 4-4
Washington 11-14 .440 8.5 6-5 5-9 2-7 3-14 8-0
Detroit 11-14 .440 8.5 8-5 3-9 2-4 8-8 3-6
Philadelphia 6-16 .273 12.0 4-8 2-8 2-7 2-14 4-2
Toronto 2-22 .083 17.0 1-11 1-11 0-7 1-14 1-8
WESTERN CONFERENCE* - division leaders
Home Away Div Cnf Icf
*Seattle 20-5 .800 ---- 11-1 9-4 5-0 11-2 9-3
LA Lakers 18-6 .750 1.5 10-1 8-5 3-2 15-2 3-4
*Houston 13-7 .650 4.5 8-3 5-4 4-1 9-6 4-1
Phoenix 14-8 .636 4.5 9-3 5-5 3-0 7-2 7-6
Utah 15-9 .625 4.5 10-2 5-7 7-1 10-7 5-2
Portland 13-9 .591 5.5 6-5 7-4 3-4 9-5 4-4
San Antonio 14-10 .583 5.5 9-3 5-7 8-3 10-7 4-3
Minnesota 10-13 .435 9.0 5-7 5-6 3-3 8-8 2-5
Vancouver 9-16 .360 11.0 7-4 2-12 3-8 6-11 3-5
Sacramento 8-16 .333 11.5 7-6 1-10 2-5 6-8 2-8
Golden State 5-17 .227 13.5 4-6 1-11 2-4 4-11 1-6
Dallas 5-19 .208 14.5 3-12 2-7 2-5 3-14 2-5
LA Clippers 5-20 .200 15.0 3-10 2-10 3-6 5-11 0-9
Denver 2-21 .087 17.0 2-8 0-13 1-7 2-11 0-10
Seattle 119, Denver 106
LA Clippers 82, Golden State 78
Phoenix 89, Dallas 75
Utah 85, Orlando 73