NBA Conference Standings after Dec 20 in 1997-98 season

EASTERN CONFERENCE* - division leaders
Home Away Div Cnf Icf
*Atlanta 19-7 .731 ---- 10-3 9-4 8-1 11-4 8-3
*Miami 17-8 .680 1.5 11-3 6-5 8-2 13-7 4-1
Indiana 17-8 .680 1.5 9-3 8-5 6-4 12-5 5-3
Chicago 16-9 .640 2.5 11-1 5-8 4-4 11-7 5-2
Charlotte 15-9 .625 3.0 10-3 5-6 7-4 11-7 4-2
Cleveland 15-9 .625 3.0 6-5 9-4 4-4 9-7 6-2
Orlando 16-10 .615 3.0 7-5 9-5 5-1 10-5 6-5
New York 15-11 .577 4.0 9-1 6-10 3-1 9-6 6-5
New Jersey 13-11 .542 5.0 8-3 5-8 3-3 7-8 6-3
Washington 13-14 .481 6.5 7-5 6-9 2-7 5-14 8-0
Milwaukee 12-13 .480 6.5 8-5 4-8 2-5 8-9 4-4
Boston 11-12 .478 6.5 8-6 3-6 4-5 10-10 1-2
Detroit 12-15 .444 7.5 9-5 3-10 2-5 9-9 3-6
Philadelphia 6-18 .250 12.0 4-9 2-9 2-8 2-16 4-2
Toronto 3-23 .115 16.0 2-12 1-11 1-7 2-15 1-8
WESTERN CONFERENCE* - division leaders
Home Away Div Cnf Icf
*Seattle 21-5 .808 ---- 12-1 9-4 6-0 12-2 9-3
LA Lakers 20-6 .769 1.0 10-1 10-5 3-2 15-2 5-4
Phoenix 15-8 .652 4.5 9-3 6-5 3-0 8-2 7-6
*Houston 14-8 .636 5.0 9-3 5-5 4-2 10-7 4-1
Utah 15-9 .625 5.0 10-2 5-7 7-1 10-7 5-2
Portland 14-9 .609 5.5 7-5 7-4 3-4 10-5 4-4
San Antonio 15-10 .600 5.5 10-3 5-7 9-3 11-7 4-3
Minnesota 11-13 .458 9.0 6-7 5-6 3-3 9-8 2-5
Vancouver 9-17 .346 12.0 7-4 2-13 3-8 6-12 3-5
Sacramento 9-17 .346 12.0 7-6 2-11 2-5 7-9 2-8
Golden State 5-18 .217 14.5 4-6 1-12 2-5 4-12 1-6
Dallas 5-20 .200 15.5 3-13 2-7 2-5 3-15 2-5
LA Clippers 5-21 .192 16.0 3-10 2-11 3-6 5-12 0-9
Denver 2-22 .083 18.0 2-9 0-13 1-7 2-12 0-10
Miami 99, Atlanta 92
Chicago 100, New Jersey 92
Seattle 108, Golden State 89
San Antonio 100, Houston 87
Indiana 95, Orlando 92
Minnesota 92, LA Clippers 91
LA Lakers 109, Charlotte 100
Milwaukee 98, New York 78
Detroit 115, Philadelphia 78
Phoenix 102, Denver 81
Sacramento 89, Dallas 88
Washington 94, Toronto 92