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The Phoenix Suns slid to 12-22 on the year with losses in seven of their last eight games. Only the New Orleans Hornets have a worse record in the Western Conference.
With seven losses in their last eight games, the Phoenix Suns have slipped down to second to last place in the Western Conference. Only the New Orleans Hornets have a worse record in the Western Conference than the Suns' 12-22 mark.
There is a wide variance across the rest of the teams in the Pacific Division, from the Los Angeles Clippers holding onto one of the best records in the league to the Sacramento Kings struggling just games ahead of the Suns.
After defeating their rival Lakers on Friday, the Clippers are 26-8 on the season, tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the conference. The Golden State Warriors are second in the division with a 22-10 record and would currently hold the fourth seed in the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers remained below .500 with Friday's loss and are currently in 11th place in the Western Conference at 15-17. The Kings have won their last two games to improve to 13-20 and jump ahead of the Suns, into 13th in the Western Conference.
Full Western Conference standings:
1) Oklahoma City Thunder (25-7)
2) Los Angeles Clippers (26-8)
3) San Antonio Spurs (26-9)
4) Golden State Warriors (22-10)
5) Memphis Grizzlies (20-10)
6) Houston Rockets (19-14)
7) Portland Trailblazers (17-15)
8) Denver Nuggets (18-16)
9) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-14)
10) Utah Jazz (17-17)
11) Los Angeles Lakers (15-17)
12) Dallas Mavericks (13-20)
13) Sacramento Kings (13-20)
14) Phoenix Suns (12-22)
15) New Orleans Hornets (7-25)
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