The Western Conference playoff race is extremely tight with the No. 4 spot to the No. 9 spot separated by 1.5 games, so each and every game the rest of the way is huge for all teams. The Rockets are currently tied for the No. 8 spot with the Nuggets but could easily move up a few spots if they go on a short winning streak.
Even though the Rockets are tied with the Nuggets, the No. 8 spot belongs to the Rockets due to tiebreakers. Had the Rockets defeated the Mavericks on Saturday night they would be at the No. 6 spot, so that is how close the Western Conference playoff race is.
|1. Oklahoma City Thunder||48||36-12||.750|
|2. San Antonio Spurs||46||32-14||.696|
|3. Los Angeles Lakers||48||30-18||.625|
|4. Los Angeles Clippers||48||27-21||.563|
|5. Dallas Mavericks||50||28-22||.560|
|6. Memphis Grizzlies||46||25-21||.543|
|7. Utah Jazz||48||26-22||.542|
|8. Houston Rockets||49||26-23||.542|
|9. Denver Nuggets||49||26-23||.531|
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