NBA standings 2012: Nuggets continue climbing Western Conference standings

Ronald Martinez

Denver has won three of their last four games to move among the middle tier of playoff teams in the Western Conference.

The Denver Nuggets rolled past the Dallas Mavericks, 106-85, thanks to 39 points, including seven three-pointers, from Danilo Gallinari.

The Nuggets have won three of their last four games to go 7-3 in their last 10, which has them in seventh place in the Western Conference standings, 7.5 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers.

Denver is just percentage points behind the Houston Rockets as both teams have moved a game-and-a-half ahead of the next group of teams including Portland, Minnesota and the Los Angeles Lakers, all sitting nine games back.

At the top of the conference, the Clippers have won 16-consecutive games to lead the West by one game over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The San Antonio Spurs trail close behind in third place, just 1.5 games behind the Clips to make the new power trio in the West.

The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-5 in their last ten games, which now has them in fourth place, tied with the Golden State Warriors four games off the pace.

In the Northwest Division race, Denver remains in second place, 6.5 games behind the Thunder with Portland, Minnesota and Utah trying to keep pace.

In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat maintain a half-game lead over the New York Knicks at the top of the standings. The Atlanta Hawks have quietly moved within two games of the leaders while the Indiana Pacers sit four games behind the leaders after taking over the Central Division lead with four-consecutive wins.

Here is a look at the full NBA standings.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.