2012 NBA standings: Clippers lead Pacific division, Lakers struggle back to .500

Dec 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) dunks over New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez (21) and power forward Jason Smith (14) and small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) during the second quarter o - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers remain atop the Pacific while the Lakers try to get back within striking distance at .500.

The Pacific Division had plenty of winners on Wednesday night in the NBA. Four teams were in action, and all triumphed.

The Los Angeles Clippers continue their hot winning streak and stand on top of the Pacific by beating the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers have won four games in a row and are now 12-6 on the season.

The Golden State Warriors went on the road and beat the Detroit Pistons. They continue their impressive start to the season as they stand at 11-7.

The Los Angeles Lakers moved a game within .500 by beating the New Orleans Hornets on the road. They stand at 9-10 and are just trying to survive injuries to some of their big stars.

The Phoenix Suns were off on Tuesday, and currently stand at 7-12.

The Sacramento Kings are currently 5-12 after picking up a needed win against the Toronto Raptors at home. The Kings had been on a slide as of late, and this win snapped a three game slide.

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