Western Conference (NBA)

The Western Conference is one of two conferences that make up the National Basketball Association (NBA), the other being the Eastern Conference. Both conferences consist of 15 teams organized into three divisions.

The current divisional alignment was adopted at the start of the 2004–05 season, when the now Charlotte Hornets began play as the NBA's 30th franchise. This necessitated the move of the New Orleans Pelicans from the Eastern Conference's Central Division to the newly created Southwest Division of the Western Conference.

Current standings


  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs/clinched first seed in the conference
  • y – Clinched division titled
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • * – Division leader
  • o - Missing playoffs


Former teams


Team timeline

New Orleans PelicansVancouver GrizzliesOrlando MagicMinnesota TimberwolvesCharlotte Hornets (NBA)Miami HeatSan Antonio SpursDallas MavericksUtah JazzLos Angeles ClippersIndiana PacersDenver NuggetsSacramento KingsSeattle SuperSonicsGolden State WarriorsHouston RocketsPortland Trail BlazersPhoenix SunsMilwaukee BucksLos Angeles LakersDetroit PistonsChicago Bulls

Conference champions

Western Conference championships by team

Season results


  • a 1 2 3 The New Orleans Hornets temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City due to the effect of Hurricane Katrina. The majority of home games were played in Oklahoma City, while a few remained in New Orleans.
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