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NBA standings 2012: Warriors keep rolling, trail Clippers by one game in the Pacific

Things are looking up in Oakland, as the Warriors have won five straight games and are within one game of first place in the Pacific Division.

Mike Ehrmann

The Golden State Warriors starting to turn heads in the NBA after winning five straight games and climbing into second place in the Pacific Division.

At 15-7, the Warriors trail the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers by one game and hold a six-game lead over the Los Angeles Lakers. After winning eight of their last 10 games, Golden State is currently a No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoff picture. The Warriors winning streak is made even more impressive by the fact that all five wins have come during the first five games of a grueling seven-game road trip.

Golden State is coming off a huge 97-95 win over the Heat in Miami on Wednesday night. Rookie forward Draymond Green hit a game-winning layup to seal the upset. Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors with 27 points, seven rebounds and four assists. David Lee added 22 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

Pacific Standings

Los Angeles Clippers 16 6 .727 0 Won 8
Golden State 15 7 .681 1 Won 5
Los Angeles Lakers 9 13 .409 7 Lost 3
Phoenix 8 15 .347 8.5 Won 1
Sacramento 7 14 .333 8.5 Lost 2

(updated 12.13.2012 at 9:46 AM PST)