Ranking the NBA Finals teams: 1-10

Updated: June 10, 2013, 1:47 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

Editor's note: This list was originally published during the 2009 Finals and has been updated through the 2011 Finals.

The Formula

For both the regular season and playoffs, I looked at two factors: win-loss record and average scoring margin. Every regular-season win was worth two points, with the 1999 participants having their wins prorated to an 82-game season. Similarly, every playoff win was worth four points, but each playoff loss docked a team four points -- this helped ...

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