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NBA Western Conference Standings: Can Dallas Catch The Grizzlies?

Dallas entered Thursday night in a three-way tie with Houston and Denver at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff field, and with a key road win at Golden State, now has a half-game advantage over the Nuggets and Rockets and are in striking distance of 5th seed Memphis.


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
Oklahoma City Thunder 58 42-16 .724
San Antonio Spurs 57 41-16 .719
Los Angeles Lakers 59 37-22 .627
Los Angeles Clippers 59 36-23 .610
Memphis Grizzlies 58 34-24 .586
Dallas Mavericks 59 33-26 .559
Houston Rockets 58 32-26 .552
Denver Nuggets 58 32-26 .552
Utah Jazz 59 31-28 .525
Phoenix Suns 58 30-28 .517
Portland Trail Blazers 59 28-31 .475
Minnesota Timberwolves 60 25-35 .417
Golden State Warriors 58 22-36 .379
Sacramento Kings 59 19-40 .322
New Orleans Hornets 58 16-42 .276

Both teams will get a stretch of teams largely outside of the playoff pictures - Dallas takes a road trip to Portland, the Lakers and Utah, while Memphis will next play the Jazz and Hornets.

For more on the Dallas Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation's NBA page.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.