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If the NBA season ended today, the Philadelphia 76ers would finish one game shy of a playoff spot.
The Philadelphia 76ers (15-19) have lost two games in a row, and have fallen behind the Boston Celtics (15-17) to fourth in the Atlantic division. The Sixers are now in ninth in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Celtics by one game. Philadelphia is currently eight games behind the New York Knicks (22-10), who lead the Atlantic division.
In the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder (25-7) have the best winning percentage in the NBA and hold an eight game lead in the Northwest division. The San Antonio Spurs (26-9) and Los Angeles Clippers (26-8) are tied for the most wins in the league. The Spurs are 3.5 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies in the Southwest, while the Clippers lead the Golden State Warriors by three games.