2012 NBA standings: Warriors 5th in the West

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

With a road win against Detroit, Golden State kept pace in the Western Conference on Wednesday.

Behind 27 points from Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors knocked off the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday to keep pace with the Los Angeles Clippers and other top teams in the Western Conference.

The Clippers also won on Wednesday so Los Angeles remains a game ahead of the Warriors in the Pacific division. At 12-6 the Clippers are currently the No. 4 seed in the West, but the 11-5 Warriors are just behind them. The Warriors are 7-3 over their last 10 games, but have been able to gain just one game on the Clippers over that stretch.The Warriors are currently secure in the No. 5 seed as they are 1-1/2-games ahead of the Houston Rockets. The Utah Jazz are a 1/2 game behind Houston with Lakers 2-1/2 games behind Golden State.

The Sacramento Kings also won on Wednesday pulling the Kings into a tie for the last place in the West. At 5-12 the Kings are now tied with New Orleans for the worst record in the West. The Kings are currently tied for the fourth worst record in the NBA. Only Washington at 2-13, Toronto at 4-15 and Cleveland at 4-15 have a worse record.

Neither the Warriors or Kings will be able to improve their standing on Thursday as both teams have the day off.

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