As the NBA nears the end of the regular season, at first glance the Dallas Mavericks seem comfortable enough in the Western Conference playoff race, but their sixth place standing is by virtue of tiebreakers, and the Mavs could be on the outside looking with just a few losses. Dallas is 32-26, the same record as Denver and Houston, with 31-28 Utah in ninth place looking to make up ground.
The hottest of the three teams is Denver, having won two straight and six of their last ten. Both the Nuggets and Rockets are off Thursday, while Dallas travels to Golden State.
|Oklahoma City Thunder||58||42-16||.724|
|San Antonio Spurs||56||40-16||.714|
|Los Angeles Lakers||59||37-22||.627|
|Los Angeles Clippers||58||35-23||.603|
|Portland Trail Blazers||59||28-31||.475|
|Golden State Warriors||57||22-35||.386|
|New Orleans Hornets||58||16-42||.276|