The 2012 NBA standings are beginning to take shape, and the Pacific Division of the Western Conference has something of an unfamiliar look to it. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors are tied for first, both 9-6, with the Lakers just behind at 8-8.
Things are close in the division, and all three times are struggling to find the consistency that would allow them to pull away. All three teams are 6-4 in their last ten, and Golden State is the only team to win back-to-back games in their last five.
Compared to other division leaders, the Pacific is falling behind. 9-6 is the second-worst division-leading record in the league, with only the Indian Pacers in the Central division behind the Warriors and Clippers.
The complete Western Conference standings:
|Oklahoma City Thunder||15||13-4||.765|
|Golden State Warriors||15||9-6||.600|
|Los Angeles Clippers||15||9-6||.600|
|San Antonio Spurs||17||13-4||.765|
|Los Angeles Lakers||17||8-8||.500|
|Portland Trail Blazers||16||6-10||.375|
|New Orleans Hornets||14||4-10||.286|