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NBA Standings 2012: Lakers Tied For Sixth In Western Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers had a productive week, winning three straight games before having their momentum halted in Saturday night's 96-87 loss to the Utah Jazz. The loss prevented the Lakers from moving into the top half of the standings in the Western Conference, instead dropping them into a tie for sixth place in a tightly-packed West with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Clippers continued their stellar play and sit atop the Pacific Division and hold the second seed in the West.

Western Conference Standings
Rank Team Record Pct GB Streak
1 Oklahoma City* 18-5 .783 ---- lost 1
2 LA Clippers* 14-7 .667 3 won 1
3 San Antonio 16-9 .640 3 won 4
4 Denver 15-9 .625 lost 2
5 Utah 13-9 .591 won 1
6 LA Lakers 14-10 .583 lost 1
6 Portland 14-10 .583 won 1
8 Dallas 14-11 .560 5 lost 3
9 Houston* 13-11 .542 lost 1
10 Memphis 12-11 .522 6 lost 1
11 Minnesota 12-12 .500 won 2
12 Phoenix 9-14 .391 9 won 1
13 Golden State 8-13 .381 9 lost 1
14 Sacramento 8-15 .348 10 won 2
15 New Orleans 4-20 .167 14½ lost 5
*Division leader; through games of February 4

The Lakers continue their road trip Monday night in Philadelphia.

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