BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 16: Nick Collison #4 talks with teammate Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during a time out in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics on January 16, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Boston Celtics 97-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Kendrick Perkins and the Oklahoma City Thunder lead the San Antonio Spurs by a game and a half in the Western Conference standings.
Despite suffering a 96-95 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder still hold a big lead in the Northwest Division. The Thunder enter Friday's game against Golden State with a 5.5 game lead over the Denver Nuggets.
At 22-7 Oklahoma City still holds the best record in the Western Conference but their lead is starting to dwindle thanks to a nine game winning streak by the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder hold a 1.5 lead over the Spurs entering play on Friday.
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