NBA standings ordered by home record: Which team really has a home court advantage? 

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NBA all-star weekend is now behind us, and the second half of the season is set to start. In fact, the NBA playoffs are less than two months away and teams will soon begin to make their playoff push, with some hoping for home court advantage in the postseason. But which teams play the best on their home floor and which struggle? Here are the NBA standings, ordered by home records.

Eastern Conference NBA standings ordered by home record.

1) Boston Celtics: 26-3
2) Milwaukee Bucks: 23-7
3) Cleveland Cavaliers: 19-9
4) New York Knicks: 19-8
5) Orlando Magic: 18-8
6) Philadelphia 76ers: 17-11
7) Indiana Pacers: 17-11
8) Miami Heat: 15-13
9) Chicago Bulls: 15-12
10) Atlanta Hawks: 13-15
11) Brooklyn Nets: 13-17
12) Toronto Raptors: 11-16
13) Charlotte Hornets: 8-21
14) Detroit Pistons: 4-23
15) Washington Wizards: 3-23

Much like with the regular league standings, the Celtics are running away with the best home record in the NBA. They currently have only three losses at home all season, and if that holds, it suggests that they will put their home court advantage throughout the playoffs to great use.

The Bucks, who had the best record in the NBA last season, haven't been quite as good this season despite having Damian Lillard. That has more to do with their road struggles than defending home court. They and the Magic are the only teams in the top eight in the East to have a losing road record. That is likely to change and will need to change ahead of the playoffs but they have been one of the better teams at home this season.

The reigning Eastern Conference champions, the Miami Heat, have struggled all season with consistency and their home record appears to be part of the problem. They already have 13 losses and are dangerously close to having a losing home record. Good teams normally end up with 10–15 wins over .500 wins at home, proving that the Heat are coughing up winnable games.

In fact, they have struggled to close out close games, though they have also had a tough schedule thus far. That will soon change, with Miami having one of the easiest remaining schedules in the NBA and looking to make up significant ground in the second half of the season.

At the other end of the conference are the Pistons and Wizards, who are the two worst teams at home this season. Being 20 games below .500 at home is hard to do but the Wizards are, while the Pistons aren't much better. They will both avoid setting the record for the worst win percentage in NBA history but only narrowly. Up next is the West.