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2012 NBA Standings: Thunder Still Holding Big Lead In Northwest Division

Kendrick Perkins and the Oklahoma City Thunder lead the San Antonio Spurs by a game and a half in the Western Conference standings.

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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.

Northwest Standings

Oklahoma City 22 7 .758 0 Lost 1
Denver 17 13 .566 5.5 Lost 1
Portland 16 14 .533 6.5 Won 1
Minnesota 14 16 .466 8.5 Won 1
Utah 14 14 .500 7.5 Lost 2

(updated 2.16.2012 at 9:14 PM EST)

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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