2013 NBA standings: Spurs, Warriors rise in the West

Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE

The San Antonio Spurs (26-8) and the Golden State Warriors (22-10) own the longest active winning streaks in the NBA, heading into the slate of games on Thursday. Here's is a quick look at the current state of the NBA.

As the 2012-13 NBA season careens toward the halfway point, the San Antonio Spurs (26-8) and Golden State Warriors (22-10) continue to make waves in the Western Conference. The Spurs knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night to earn their seventh straight victory -- the longest active winning streak in the NBA -- and pull within 0.5 games of the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-7) for the top spot in the West. San Antonio holds a perfect 8-0 record against division opponent, and they are the only remaining team in the NBA to stay perfect against division foes.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors earned an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday that marked their fourth-consecutive win -- the second-longest active winning streak in the association -- and pulled them within 0.5 games of the Memphis Grizzlies (20-9) for the No. 4 seed out West. Golden State is just 9-8 against conference foes, but an 11-6 road mark more than makes up for that lack of consistent success in the conference. Stephen Curry is shooting 45.6 percent from three-point range this season, improving to 52.9 percent over the last five games, so don't hesitate to flip on a Warriors game next time you're looking for a fun NBA experience.

In the Eastern Conference, LeBron James and the Miami Heat (22-8) have won eight of their last 10 games and they still hold the top spot in the conference standings, while Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks (21-10) have split their last 10 contests and have fallen to the No. 2 slot. It's worth watching the Indiana Pacers right now, as Paul George and company have notched eight wins in 10 tries and they now lead the scrappy Chicago Bulls (17-13) by one game in the Central Division.


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
Oklahoma City Thunder 31 24-7 .774
San Antonio Spurs 34 26-8 .765
Los Angeles Clippers 33 25-8 .758
Memphis Grizzlies 29 20-9 .690
Golden State Warriors 32 22-10 .688
Houston Rockets 32 18-14 .563
Denver Nuggets 33 18-15 .545
Portland Trail Blazers 31 16-15 .516
Minnesota Timberwolves 28 14-14 .500
Utah Jazz 33 16-17 .485
Los Angeles Lakers 31 15-16 .484
Dallas Mavericks 33 13-20 .394
Sacramento Kings 32 12-20 .375
Phoenix Suns 33 12-21 .364
New Orleans Hornets 32 7-25 .219


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
Miami Heat 30 22-8 .733
New York Knicks 31 21-10 .677
Atlanta Hawks 30 20-10 .667
Indiana Pacers 32 19-13 .594
Chicago Bulls 30 17-13 .567
Milwaukee Bucks 30 16-14 .533
Brooklyn Nets 32 17-15 .531
Philadelphia 76ers 33 15-18 .455
Boston Celtics 31 14-17 .452
Toronto Raptors 32 12-20 .375
Orlando Magic 32 12-20 .375
Detroit Pistons 34 12-22 .353
Charlotte Bobcats 31 8-23 .258
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 7-26 .212
Washington Wizards 30 4-26 .133
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