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NBA Standings 2012: Houston Holding Onto No. 8 Spot

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.


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
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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