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Pro Basketball PlayoffsWEEK OF APRIL 23-29, 2002

Apr 23, 2002 6:23 AM

Eastern Conference

56.3

1. Boston

 60.6

2. Toronto

59.7

3. Indiana

59.2

4. Detroit

57.0

5. Charlotte

56.0

6. New Jersey

 54.5

7. Orlando

51.9

8. Philadelphia

 51.7

Western Conference

 62.9

1. San Antonio

69.1

2. Dallas

66.6

3. L.A. Lakers

65.9

4. Sacramento

65.4

5. Portland

60.8

6. Utah

59.4

7. Seattle

58.4

8. Minnesota 57.4

How to use the ratings: 1. Add 6 points to the home teams rating. 2. Pair the two teams that play each other. 3. The difference between the two ratings indicates the predicted margin of victory. Copyright 2002 by Noland Parry