Every team in the Northwest is currently lagging far behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Nuggets are the closest to them at 7.5 games behind. Past them, it's a close race with no team more than 1.5 games back of Denver. With several teams in action twice over the weekend and a couple of inter-division games, there's potential for some big shifting in the sands of the division -- at least, the sands between second and fifth place.
Here's this weekend's NBA lineup for teams around the Northwest Division:
Friday, Jan. 4
76ers at Thunder, 8 p.m. ET, Comcast Sports
Saturday, Jan. 5
Trail Blazers at Timberwolves, 8 p.m. ET, Comcast Northwest
Jazz at Nuggets, 9 p.m. ET, Root Sports
Sunday, Jan. 6
Thunder at Raptors, 1 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Kansas
Nuggets at Lakers, 9:30 p.m. ET, Altitude 2
A full NBA schedule can be found over at SI.com.