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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:
|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|
|Los Angeles Lakers||20||9-11||.450|
|Portland Trail Blazers||19||8-11||.421|
|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:
|New York Knicks||18||14-4||.778|