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NBA Standings 2012: Phoenix Suns Still Outside Looking In

The Phoenix Suns come into their game Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings sitting still in 10th place in the Western Conference. They sit two games behind the Houston Rockets, who current hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference.

While Phoenix sits just outside of the playoffs currently, not much separates them from the fifth seed. The Memphis Grizzlies sit at number five, but only 3 1/2 games separate them and the Suns in 10th place.

There is not going to be much movement Tuesday night. There are only eight games on the NBA schedule and of the teams in the West in fifth place or lower but still in the playoff picture, only Memphis and Phoenix are playing. The Suns, naturally can only gain a half-game on Houston and the ninth place Utah Jazz with a win, or lose a half-game with a loss.

Here are the standings entering Tuesday's NBA action:

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Western W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Oklahoma City1x 40 13 0.755 0.0 29-10 9-2 23-5 17-8 7-3 L 1
San Antonio2 36 14 0.720 2.5 24-11 10-4 21-4 15-10 9-1 W 7
L.A. Lakers3 33 20 0.623 7.0 25-11 7-3 22-5 11-15 6-4 W 2
L.A. Clippers4 32 21 0.604 8.0 21-16 4-5 20-8 12-13 7-3 W 6
Memphis5 29 22 0.569 10.0 18-19 5-5 17-7 12-15 5-5 W 2
Dallas6 30 24 0.556 10.5 20-18 6-4 19-9 11-15 6-4 L 1
Denver7 29 24 0.547 11.0 14-22 3-7 15-12 14-12 5-5 W 2
Houston8 29 25 0.537 11.5 18-19 5-6 20-8 9-17 5-5 W 1
Utah 28 26 0.519 12.5 18-19 7-4 19-7 9-19 6-4 W 1
Phoenix 26 26 0.500 13.5 16-18 6-5 16-11 10-15 6-4 W 1
Portland 25 29 0.463 15.5 18-20 4-8 18-10 7-19 4-6 L 1
Minnesota 25 30 0.455 16.0 19-20 4-6 13-13 12-17 3-7 L 3