NBA Standings: Celtics Maintain Top Spot, Magic Continue Hot Streak

The 2023-24 NBA season is in full swing, and the standings are already starting to take shape. The Boston Celtics have emerged as the early favorites, while the Orlando Magic have surprised many with their strong start.

The Celtics currently lead the league with a 15-4 record. They have been dominant on both ends of the court, led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The Magic are just one game behind the Celtics with a 14-5 record. They have been powered by the play of Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, and New York Knicks are all tied for third place with a 13-6 record. The Bucks are looking to bounce back from their disappointing first-round playoff exit last season. The 76ers are still trying to find their identity after a busy offseason. The Knicks are hoping to make a deep playoff run for the first time since 2013.

The Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, and Cleveland Cavaliers are all in the mix for the playoffs. The Heat are looking to build on their Eastern Conference championship run from last season. The Pacers are hoping to make a leap after a solid 2022-23 season. The Cavaliers are trying to prove that they are a contender in the Eastern Conference.

The Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, and Toronto Raptors are all on the outside looking in. The Hawks are hoping to get back to the playoffs after missing out last season. The Nets are still trying to figure out how to play without Kevin Durant. The Raptors are hoping to get back to their winning ways after a disappointing 2022-23 season.

The Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, and Washington Wizards are all struggling to find their footing. The Hornets are hoping to get LaMelo Ball back healthy soon. The Bulls are trying to find their way without Lonzo Ball. The Wizards are in the midst of a rebuild.

The Detroit Pistons are the only team in the NBA without a win yet. They are off to a historically bad start, and it is looking like it will be a long season for them.

The NBA season is still young, but the standings are already starting to tell a story. The Celtics are the clear favorites, but there are a number of teams that could make a run at the championship. It will be interesting to see how the standings shake out over the next few months.

Here are the current NBA standings:

Eastern Conference

  1. Boston Celtics (15-4)
  2. Orlando Magic (14-5)
  3. Milwaukee Bucks (13-6)
  4. Philadelphia 76ers (13-6)
  5. New York Knicks (13-6)
  6. Miami Heat (11-8)
  7. Indiana Pacers (9-8)
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers (10-9)
  9. Atlanta Hawks (9-9)
  10. Brooklyn Nets (9-9)
  11. Toronto Raptors (9-11)
  12. Charlotte Hornets (6-11)
  13. Chicago Bulls (6-14)
  14. Washington Wizards (3-16)
  15. Detroit Pistons (2-17)