Ranking the NBA Finals teams: 1-10

Updated: June 16, 2011, 2:13 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

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 differentiate between champions who went 15-2 (like the 1991 Bulls) and those who went 15-9 (like the 1988 Lakers). ...

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