NBA Standings 2012: Nuggets Look To Hold Onto No. 6 Seed In West

With just three games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Denver Nuggets have already clinched a spot in the postseason, but it's still unclear who they'll be playing at this point. At the moment, the Nuggets are 35-28 on the season, tied for the sixth-best record in the Western Conference with the Dallas Mavericks.

But the Mavericks only have one game left this season with a current record of 36-29, so the Nuggets have the ball in their court if they want to take hold of the sixth seed going into the postseason.

By landing the sixth seed, Denver would play either the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, depending on which of those teams wins the Pacific Division.

Right now, it's almost a lock that Denver will settle into the No. 6 or No. 7 seed. They could potentially drop to the No. 8 seed if they lose their remaining games and the Utah Jazz win out, but at this point it seems likely that the Nuggets will be able to avoid the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.

If Denver lands the No. 7 seed, it'll play the San Antonio Spurs to open the postseason.

For more on the Nuggets, head over to Denver Stiffs. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, check out SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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