NBA standings 2012: Warriors fifth in the Western Conference

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are currently in fifth place in the Western Conference standings while the Sacramento Kings are off to a tough start and sit second to last. Memphis, Oklahoma City and San Antonio are the class of the conference thus far.

The Golden State Warriors improved to 12-7 with a victory on Friday and remained in fifth place in the Western Conference standings. The Warriors are just a half-game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the fourth spot.

Memphis (14-3) is still atop the conference, but the Grizzlies' lead is just half a game over the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs who are both 16-4 on the season.

The Warriors have a little bit of room behind them with the Utah Jazz holding the sixth spot at 11-10. The Denver Nuggets (10-10) and Minnesota Timberwolves (9-9) are clinging on to the final two future playoff positions ahead of the 9-9 Houston Rockets who are currently ninth in the West.

Despite a victory on Friday, the Sacramento Kings still have the second-worst record in the Western Conference. At 6-12, the Kings are 14th in the West, just ahead of the New Orleans Hornets.

Here are the full Western Conference standings:


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
Memphis Grizzlies 17 14-3 .824
Oklahoma City Thunder 20 16-4 .800
San Antonio Spurs 20 16-4 .800
Los Angeles Clippers 18 12-6 .667
Golden State Warriors 19 12-7 .632
Utah Jazz 21 11-10 .524
Denver Nuggets 20 10-10 .500
Minnesota Timberwolves 18 9-9 .500
Houston Rockets 18 9-9 .500
Dallas Mavericks 19 9-10 .474
Los Angeles Lakers 20 9-11 .450
Portland Trail Blazers 19 8-11 .421
Phoenix Suns 20 7-13 .350
Sacramento Kings 18 6-12 .333
New Orleans Hornets 18 5-13 .278

Out East, the New York Knicks are holding on to the top spot after beating the second place Miami Heat on Friday night.

Here are the full Eastern Conference standings:


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
New York Knicks 18 14-4 .778
Miami Heat 17 12-5 .706
Atlanta Hawks 16 11-5 .688
Chicago Bulls 18 10-8 .556
Brooklyn Nets 18 11-7 .611
Philadelphia 76ers 19 11-8 .579
Boston Celtics 19 10-9 .526
Milwaukee Bucks 18 9-9 .500
Indiana Pacers 20 10-10 .500
Charlotte Bobcats 18 7-11 .389
Orlando Magic 19 7-12 .368
Detroit Pistons 21 6-15 .286
Cleveland Cavaliers 20 4-16 .200
Toronto Raptors 20 4-16 .200
Washington Wizards 16 2-14 .125

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