NBA 2012 standings: Warriors climb to fifth in Western Conference

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Standings from around the NBA ahead of a big weekend of games. Last year's finalists – Oklahoma City and Miami – currently lead the two conferences. The surprising Golden State Warriors have won eight of their last 10 to move into fifth place.

The Golden State Warriors have been one of the surprises of 2012, building an 18-9 record and climbing up to fifth place in the Western Conference Standings. The Warriors have won eight of their last 10 games, including a 6-1 roadtrip.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are atop the Western Conference, picking up where they left off last season when they won the conference. There are a number of teams chasing the Thunder, with the Los Angeles Clippers just one game back and both the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs two games behind the leaders.

Behind the Warriors, Minnesota, Houston and Denver occupy the final three playoff spots with the 14-13 Utah Jazz in ninth place looking in.

The Sacramento Kings are second-to-last in the Western Conference at 8-18. The Kings have struggled on the road, winning just one game away from the home.


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
Oklahoma City Thunder 26 21-5 .808
Los Angeles Clippers 25 19-6 .760
Memphis Grizzlies 23 17-6 .739
San Antonio Spurs 27 19-8 .704
Golden State Warriors 26 17-9 .654
Minnesota Timberwolves 24 13-11 .542
Houston Rockets 25 13-12 .520
Denver Nuggets 27 14-13 .519
Utah Jazz 27 14-13 .519
Portland Trail Blazers 24 12-12 .500
Dallas Mavericks 26 12-14 .462
Los Angeles Lakers 26 12-14 .462
Phoenix Suns 26 11-15 .423
Sacramento Kings 25 8-17 .320
New Orleans Hornets 25 5-20 .200

Out east, the Miami Heat and New York Knicks have been the class of the Eastern Conference, with the middle of the standings tightly packed.


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
New York Knicks 25 19-6 .760
Miami Heat 23 17-6 .739
Atlanta Hawks 23 15-8 .652
Chicago Bulls 24 14-10 .583
Milwaukee Bucks 24 13-11 .542
Indiana Pacers 26 14-12 .538
Brooklyn Nets 25 13-12 .520
Boston Celtics 25 13-12 .520
Orlando Magic 25 12-13 .480
Philadelphia 76ers 26 12-14 .462
Toronto Raptors 27 8-19 .296
Charlotte Bobcats 25 7-18 .280
Detroit Pistons 28 7-21 .250
Cleveland Cavaliers 27 5-22 .185
Washington Wizards 23 3-20 .130

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