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Neutrino_somaiyer
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Here is the schedule rules:

Each team have to play:
4 games against the other 4 division opponents, [4x4=16 games]
4 games against 6 (out-of-division) conference opponents, [4x6=24 games]
3 games against the remaining 4 conference teams, [3x4=12 games]
2 games against teams in the opposing conference. [2x15=30 games]

I couldn't figure out the model to calculate the minimum wins a team which can access to playoffs. I really needs some help.

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Assume that we don't know anything about NBA rules at all (which is true of me). How many teams are in the playoffs? Is it decided by a simple "best record in all games" metric?
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There are two conferences, each conference has 3 divisions, and each division has 5 teams. There are 8 playoff spots to be divided among the 15 teams in each conference, allocated such that the team with the best record in each division is guaranteed a spot, and the remaining 5 spots go to the teams with the best record among the 12 non-division-winners.

Trivially, you can have an entire division go 0-66 against their out-of-division schedule, and split the games they play against each other along lines such as "home team always wins". Then you have a division with a five-way tie at 8-74 records, and no matter how you break the tie, one of those teams is going to qualify.

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Is it possible for an individual game to be a tie? How does that affect the rankings?

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