By the numbers: NBA West vs. East

  • Updated: December 9, 2013 - 10:14 PM

west vs. east ...

• Ten Western Conference teams had

a record of at least .500.

• Three Eastern Conference teams had

records of at least .500.

• Western teams are 67-31 against the East.

• The Timberwolves at 9-11 (.450) rank 13th in the West.

• The Timberwolves would be tied for seventh in the East — a playoff team.

... and the notably bad

Ø Detroit

• The Pistons are under .500 (9-10), but that’s the fourth-best record in the East.

Ø Brooklyn

• The Brooklyn Nets are paying an $80 million luxury tax fine for a 6-14 record.

Ø New York

• The New York Knicks expected to be a playoff team, but in the East even 5-14 leaves them in contention.

*Records entering Monday’s action

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Atlanta 5 Bottom 5th Inning
Toronto 0
Chicago WSox 0 Top 5th Inning
Detroit 7
Miami 1 Top 6th Inning
NY Mets 7
NY Yankees 4 Top 5th Inning
Tampa Bay 2
Philadelphia 0 Top 5th Inning
Washington 0
Baltimore 3 Bottom 3rd Inning
Boston 3
Milwaukee 2 Top 3rd Inning
Pittsburgh 2
LA Angels 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Houston 0
Cleveland 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
Minnesota 0
Oakland 0 Top 2nd Inning
Kansas City 0
San Diego 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Chicago Cubs 1
Arizona - J. Hellickson 3:05 PM
San Francisco - T. Hudson
Colorado - E. Butler 3:10 PM
Los Angeles - B. McCarthy
Texas - R. Detwiler 3:10 PM
Seattle - J. Paxton
Cincinnati - M. Leake 7:05 PM
St. Louis - A. Wainwright
Boston 2:00 PM
Cleveland
Brooklyn 4:30 PM
Atlanta
Portland 7:00 PM
Memphis
San Antonio 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Washington 1 3rd Prd 5:53
NY Islanders 1
Nashville 2:00 PM
Chicago
Montreal 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Vancouver 9:00 PM
Calgary
New England 4:00 PM
Philadelphia
Portland 6:00 PM
New York City
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