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NBA Standings 2012: Philadelphia 76ers Now In Dogfight For Playoff Spot

For a portion of the season's beginning, the Philadelphia 76ers were the NBA's very best team, functioning at a high level on both sides of the court. But Philadelphia's recent struggles, including a current four-game losing streak, leave the team in a dogfight for a playoff spot.

The 76ers now trail the Boston Celtics by three games in the Atlantic Division and are tied with the New York Knicks for the seventh playoff spot, just 1.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, who are ninth in the conference.

According to John Hollinger's playoff odds as of April 10, Philadelphia has a 76.5 percent chance of making the playoffs and a 9.6 percent chance of winning the division.

The full 2012 NBA standings and Atlantic Division standings follow:


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
Chicago Bulls 57 43-14 .754
Miami Heat 55 40-15 .727
Indiana Pacers 57 35-22 .614
Boston Celtics 56 32-24 .571
Atlanta Hawks 57 34-23 .596
Orlando Magic 57 34-23 .596
New York Knicks 56 29-27 .518
Philadelphia 76ers 56 29-27 .518
Milwaukee Bucks 57 28-29 .491
Detroit Pistons 57 21-36 .368
New Jersey Nets 58 21-37 .362
Toronto Raptors 58 20-38 .345
Cleveland Cavaliers 54 18-36 .333
Washington Wizards 57 13-44 .228
Charlotte Bobcats 55 7-48 .127


Atlantic Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Boston 32 24 .571 0 Won 2
Philadelphia 29 27 .517 3 Lost 4
New York 29 27 .517 3 Won 2
New Jersey 21 37 .362 12 Won 2
Toronto 20 38 .344 13 Lost 3

(updated 4.10.2012 at 9:21 AM PDT)


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