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NBA Standings 2012: Los Angeles Clippers Strengthen Pacific Division Lead

The Los Angeles Clippers got two gigantic road monkeys off their back in the last week, and won four of five games to maintain supremacy in the Pacific Division. The Clippers snapped a nine-game losing streak in Denver and ended a 16-game skid in Utah, and in between beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team with the best record in the NBA.

The Clippers hold a game and a half lead over the Los Angeles Lakers, as the two teams have established themselves as the only two teams in the division with any playoff aspirations.

NBA Pacific Division Standings
Team Record Pct GB Next Week
LA Clippers
14-7 .667 --- at Orl, at Cle, at Phi, at Cha
LA Lakers 14-10 .583 at Phi, at Bos, at NY, at Tor
Phoenix 9-14 .391 6 at Atl, at Mil, Hou, at Sac
Golden State 8-13 .381 6 OKC, at Den, Hou
Sacramento 8-15 .348 7 at NO, at Min, OKC, Phx
Through games of February 4

The Clippers continue their road trip Monday night in Orlando. There are 18 games involving Pacific Division teams next week, and only one intradivision game: the Phoenix Suns travel to battle the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, February 11. A whopping 13 of the 17 other games next week involving Pacific Division teams are road affairs.

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