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NBA standings 2012: Thunder remain top team in the West after win over Kings

After defeating the Sacramento Kings Friday night by a score of 113-103, the Oklahoma City Thunder remain the top team in the Western Conference and have the best record in the NBA.


The Oklahoma City Thunder continued their assault on the NBA Friday night as they defeated the Sacramento Kings by a score of 113-103. This was their 10th win in a row and was the ninth time in those 10 wins that they scored more than 100 points. The Kings are averaging a league-best 105.7 points per game and they have a commanding lead over the Western Conference's Northwest Division as the second place team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, is 6.5 games back. The Thunder is also leading the entire conference with a 19-4 record, which is 1.5 games ahead of the 18-6 San Antonio Spurs.

The Thunder has a player in the top five of almost every major stats category so far this season. Forward Kevin Durant is third in points per game behind Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony with 27.5. Russell Westbrook averages 8.7 assists per game, good for fourth best in the NBA. Serge Ibaka averages three blocks per game, second best in the league. Ibaka also has the league's third best field goal percentage at .581. And finally, Westbrook averages the fifth most steals in the NBA, at two per game.

The Thunder will look to keep their current winning streak alive through their next stretch of game, but they have some pretty tough matchups. On Monday they take on the Spurs at home before going on a three game road trip that will take them to Atlanta to play the Hawks, Minnesota to play the Timberwolves and Miami to play the Heat.

Their Monday night game against the Spurs is set for tip off at 7 p.m. CT.