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NBA Standings 2012: Lakers Fighting For Playoff Position

The Los Angeles Lakers open play on Sunday in a virtual tie for first place in the Pacific Division, but percentage points behind the Clippers, who have played two fewer games. The Lakers are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference standings. Here is an updated look at the NBA standings:

Western Conference Standings
Rank Team Record Pct GB Streak
1 Oklahoma City* 32-9 .780 --- won 1
2 San Antonio* 26-13 .667 5 lost 1
3 LA Clippers* 23-15 .605 won 1
4 LA Lakers 24-16 .600 won 1
5 Memphis 23-16 .590 8 lost 1
6 Denver 23-18 .561 9 won 1
7 Houston 22-19 .537 10 won 1
8 Dallas 23-20 .535 10 lost 3
9 Minnesota 21-21 .500 11½ lost 2
10 Portland 20-21 .488 12 won 1
11 Utah 19-21 .475 12½ lost 2
11 Phoenix 19-21 .475 12½ won 2
13 Golden State 16-21 .432 14 won 1
14 Sacramento 14-26 .350 17½ won 2
15 New Orleans 10-31 .244 22 won 1
*Division leader; through games of March 10

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