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NBA Standings 2012: Mavericks Staring Conference Finals Rematch Vs. Thunder In Playoffs

The 2011 Western Conference Finals gave us a thrilling and scintillating matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. While the more experienced, efficient and savvy Mavericks won out over the young guns of the Thunder in five games, it was clear that these two teams would see each other again in the future.

That future is now. Well, technically in a few weeks, possibly.

The Thunder are in a dogfight with the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the West. If the Spurs hang on to the top spot, then the Mavericks will have to take their talents to the Sooner State in a first round rematch. Which matchup do you like more, Thunder or Spurs?

Here are the standings out West with just one game remaining on the Mavericks schedule.

Western Standings

San Antonio Spurs 62 46-16 .742
Oklahoma City Thunder 63 46-17 .730
Los Angeles Lakers 64 40-24 .625
Los Angeles Clippers 63 39-24 .619
Memphis Grizzlies 64 39-25 .609
Denver Nuggets 63 35-28 .556
Dallas Mavericks 65 36-29 .554
Utah Jazz 64 34-30 .531
Phoenix Suns 64 33-31 .516
Houston Rockets 64 33-31 .516
Portland Trail Blazers 64 28-36 .438
Minnesota Timberwolves 64 26-38 .406
Golden State Warriors 63 22-41 .349
Sacramento Kings 63 20-43 .317
New Orleans Hornets 63 20-43 .317

For more on the Mavericks, be sure to check out Mavs Moneyball.

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