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NBA Standings 2012: Winning Streak Puts Rockets Back In Southwest Division Contention

A six game winning streak has the Houston Rockets right back in the thick of things in the Western Conference. At 9-7, Houston is currently sitting fourth in the Southwest Division but just a half game out of the lead in the tightly contested race.

Southwest Standings

Memphis 9 6 .600 0 Won 6
San Antonio 10 7 .588 0 Lost 2
Dallas 10 7 .588 0.5 Won 2
Houston 9 7 .600 0 Won 6
New Orleans 3 13 .187 6.5 Lost 7

(updated 1.22.2012 at 11:24 AM EST)

As far as the conference race goes, is tied with Portland at 9-7 and are currently in ninth place. The Rockets are four games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder who lead the conference with a 13-3 record. Houston is just a half game out of what would be the eighth and final playoff spot trailing fellow Southwest Division teams Dallas and San Antonio.

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