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NBA Standings 2012: Suns among early cluster in Western Conference

Phoenix is off to a mediocre start, and so is the rest of the conference.

Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

The Phoenix Suns are to a 5-7 start, but that puts them just two games behind the fifth-place Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference standings. There are six teams between the Suns and the Warriors, and two others tied with Phoenix.

The Clippers are out to the early lead in the Pacific Division at 8-3. The Knicks, Bucks, Heat, Thunder, and Grizzlies are the other division leaders.

Memphis holds an 8-2 record and leads the Western Conference by percentage points over Oklahoma City and San Antonio. They are followed closely by the Clippers.

New York is tied with Memphis for the best record in the NBA, and holds the same lead over the Miami Heat in the East. Milwaukee, Charlotte, Brooklyn, and Atlanta all follow with identical 6-4 records.

One team remains winless on the year, the Wizards. Washington has dropped their first 10 games. No other team has less than two wins thus far:


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
Memphis Grizzlies 10 8-2 .800
Oklahoma City Thunder 12 9-3 .750
San Antonio Spurs 12 9-3 .750
Los Angeles Clippers 11 8-3 .727
Golden State Warriors 12 7-5 .583
Dallas Mavericks 13 7-6 .538
Denver Nuggets 12 6-6 .500
Utah Jazz 12 6-6 .500
Minnesota Timberwolves 10 5-5 .500
Los Angeles Lakers 12 6-6 .500
Portland Trail Blazers 11 5-6 .455
Phoenix Suns 12 5-7 .417
Houston Rockets 12 5-7 .417
New Orleans Hornets 10 3-7 .300
Sacramento Kings 11 3-8 .273


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
New York Knicks 10 8-2 .800
Miami Heat 12 9-3 .750
Milwaukee Bucks 10 6-4 .600
Charlotte Bobcats 10 6-4 .600
Brooklyn Nets 10 6-4 .600
Atlanta Hawks 10 6-4 .600
Philadelphia 76ers 12 7-5 .583
Boston Celtics 12 6-6 .500
Indiana Pacers 13 6-7 .462
Chicago Bulls 11 5-6 .455
Orlando Magic 11 4-7 .364
Cleveland Cavaliers 11 3-8 .273
Toronto Raptors 12 3-9 .250
Detroit Pistons 12 2-10 .167
Washington Wizards 10 0-10 .000