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NBA Standings 2012: After Recovering From 4-Game Skid, Mavericks Are No. 6 Seed In West

In the NBA, any team is capable of beating you on a given night. The Dallas Mavericks learned this first hand, as during their four-game losing streak they incurred losses against teams that many wold consider respectable in the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, losses to the New Orleans Hornets and the New Jersey Nets? Not so much.

Regardless, with a win over the Utah Jazz, the Mavericks are back on the winning side and now find themselves sitting at No. 6 seed in the Western Conference standings. Everyone wants to be able to host a first round playoff series if possible, and the Mavs are just two losses behind the Lakers in the standings for the No. 4 spot.

Here are the full Western Conference standings going into Sunday, March 5th.


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
Oklahoma City Thunder 37 29-8 .784
San Antonio Spurs 36 25-11 .694
Los Angeles Clippers 34 21-13 .618
Los Angeles Lakers 36 22-14 .611
Memphis Grizzlies 37 22-15 .595
Dallas Mavericks 38 22-16 .579
Houston Rockets 37 21-16 .568
Denver Nuggets 37 20-17 .541
Minnesota Timberwolves 38 19-19 .500
Portland Trail Blazers 37 18-19 .486
Utah Jazz 36 17-19 .472
Phoenix Suns 36 16-20 .444
Golden State Warriors 33 14-19 .424
Sacramento Kings 36 12-24 .333
New Orleans Hornets 37 9-28 .243


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