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NBA Standings 2012: Oklahoma City Tops Western Conference, Clippers Currently No. 3 Seed

The Los Angeles Clippers had themselves quite a week, with home wins against the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers to assert their claim to the top spot in the Pacific Division. The Clippers are 6-3 currently hold the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Here is a look at the conference standings, headed by the Oklahoma City Thunder:

Western Conference Standings
Rank Team Record Pct GB Streak
1 Oklahoma City* 11-2 .846 --- won 6
2 San Antonio* 8-4 .667 won 2
3 LA Clippers* 6-3 .667 3 won 2
4 Denver 8-4 .667 won 2
5 LA Lakers 9-5 .643 lost 1
6 Utah 7-4 .636 3 won 1
7 Dallas 8-5 .615 3 won 5
8 Portland 7-5 .583 lost 3
9 Memphis 5-6 .455 5 won 2
10 Houston 5-7 .417 won 2
11 Phoenix 4-7 .364 6 lost 3
12 Minnesota 4-8 .333 lost 1
13 Sacramento 4-9 .308 7 lost 2
14 Golden State 3-8 .273 7 lost 2
15 New Orleans 3-9 .250 lost 3
*Division leader

With only four playoff appearances and three winning seasons in their first 27 years in Los Angeles, the Clippers won't take anything for granted. But the fact is they are one of the best teams in a wide open Western Conference (well, after Oklahoma City at least). The Clippers are a lock for the playoffs. Now it's just a matter of determining seeding.