In the NBA, it all boils down to the wins and losses. That's why these updated 2013 win-loss record predictions for every team in the Association are so vital.
When the season ends, how you got there doesn't matter. What really counts is how many times you emerged victoriously and how many times you hung your head in defeat.
So, how will each team fare when the buzzer sounds to close out its 82nd game of the 2012-13 season?
In the following slides, you'll see four pieces of information: the team's current record, the current pace the team is on, the record I'm projecting them to finish the season with and a brief explanation.
The teams aren't presented in alphabetical order, but rather the order in which these projections would leave them within their respective conferences. It's important to note that divisions did not come into play here, just the win-loss records.
To see how your favorite team will finish, you'll have to read on. Or just wait for the season to come to a conclusion, but who wants to take that much time?
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are current through Jan. 22.