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NBA standings 2012: Suns are far away from competing for a playoff spot

The Phoenix Suns are looking up in both the Pacific Division standings as well as the Western Conference.


The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight games and are currently out of the Western Conference playoff race. They are in fourth place in the Pacific Division at 11-19 behind the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers and only the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Hornets trail them in the conference.

The Western Conference playoff picture has the Los Angeles Clippers with the league's best record and the top seed in the Western Conference. The Clippers have won 16 straight games and are followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Warriors, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets and the Lakers. The Thunder and Spurs lead the Northwest and Southwest divisions, respectively.

The Eastern Conference is led by the Miami Heat, who are followed by the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. The Heat, Knicks and Pacers lead the Southeast, Atlantic and Central divisions, respectively.