Several ABA teams entered the NBA as expansion teams under the terms of the NBA-ABA merger.

Eastern

Atlantic

TeamWLPctGB
1 1977 Philadelphia 76ers LogoPhiladelphia 5032.610-
4 1977 Boston Celtics LogoBoston 4438.5376.0
1977 New York Knicks LogoNew York 4042.48810.0
1977 Buffalo Braves LogoBuffalo 3052.36620.0
1977 New York Nets LogoNew York 2260.26828.0

Central

TeamWLPctGB
2 1977 Houston Rockets LogoHouston 4933.598-
3 1977 Washington Bullets LogoWashington 4834.5851.0
5 1977 San Antonio Spurs LogoSan Antonio 4438.5375.0
6 1977 Cleveland Cavaliers LogoCleveland 4339.5246.0
1977 New Orleans Jazz LogoNew Orleans 3547.42714.0
1977 Atlanta Hawks LogoAtlanta 3151.37818.0

Western

Midwest

TeamWLPctGB
2 1977 Denver Nuggets LogoDenver 5032.610-
5 1977 Detroit Pistons LogoDetroit 4438.5376.0
6 1977 Chicago Bulls LogoChicago 4438.5376.0
1977 Kansas City Kings LogoKansas City 4042.48810.0
1977 Indiana Pacers LogoIndiana 3646.43914.0
1977 Milwaukee Bucks LogoMilwaukee 3052.36620.0

Pacific

TeamWLPctGB
1 1977 Los Angeles Lakers LogoLos Angeles 5329.646-
3 1977 Portland Trail Blazers LogoPortland   4933.5984.0
4 1977 Golden State Warriors LogoGolden State 4636.5617.0
1977 Seattle Supersonics LogoSeattle 4042.48813.0
1977 Phoenix Suns LogoPhoenix 3448.41519.0

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