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NBA Standings 2012: Chris Paul Misses Week, But Los Angeles Clippers Remain In First Place

The Los Angeles Lakers had a rough week last week, losing their final three games to drop from the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference all the way down to No. 10. The Los Angeles Clippers went 3-2 in the last week without All-Star point guard Chris Paul, and hope to have him back by Wednesday when they battle the Lakers at Staples Center in a battle of the top two teams in the Pacific Division. Here are the updated NBA standings, through games on Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Western Conference Standings
Rank Team Record Pct GB Streak
1 Oklahoma City* 13-3 .816 --- won 1
2 Denver 12-5 .706 won 4
3 LA Clippers* 9-5 .643 3 won 1
4 Memphis* 9-6 .600 won 6
5 Utah 10-5 .667 won 1
6 San Antonio 10-7 .588 lost 2
6 Dallas 10-7 .588 won 2
8 Portland 9-7 .562 4 lost 1
8 Houston 9-7 .562 4 won 6
10 LA Lakers 10-8 .556 4 lost 3
11 Minnesota 7-9 .438 6 lost 1
12 Phoenix 6-9 .400 won 2
13 Sacramento 6-11 .353 lost 1
14 Golden State 5-10 .333 lost 2
15 New Orleans 3-13 .188 10 lost 7
*Division leader

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