The Mavericks win over the Rockets Saturday night moved them up to the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference playoff race, and are now only percentage points behind the Clippers for home court advantage.
The Western Conference playoff race is extremely tight with there being 1.5 games between the No. 4 spot and No. 9 spot, so every game is veyr important the rest of the season. Had the Mavericks fell last night to the Rockets they would have fallen to the No. 7 spot.
|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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