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NBA Standings 2012: 76ers Holding Off Knicks, Bucks In Tight Eastern Conference Race

The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Orlando Magic Saturday with hopes of keeping pace in the Eastern Conference standings. Currently, the seventh-place Sixers (29-25) have a 1 1/2-game lead on the eighth-place New York Knicks, who own a one-game lead over the ninth-place Milwaukee Bucks.

On Saturday, the Bucks (27-28) host the Portland Trailblazers, and will try to earn a victory that can help them close within a 1/2-game behind the Knicks (28-27), who're idle Saturday, however, host the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

Overall, the Sixers have 12 games remaining on their schedule, while the Knicks and Bucks have 11. Here's a look at the Eastern Conference standings.


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
Chicago Bulls 56 43-13 .768
Miami Heat 54 39-15 .722
Indiana Pacers 55 34-21 .618
Boston Celtics 54 30-24 .556
Atlanta Hawks 56 33-23 .589
Orlando Magic 55 32-23 .582
Philadelphia 76ers 54 29-25 .537
New York Knicks 55 28-27 .509
Milwaukee Bucks 55 27-28 .491
Detroit Pistons 55 21-34 .382
Toronto Raptors 56 20-36 .357
New Jersey Nets 57 20-37 .351
Cleveland Cavaliers 53 18-35 .340
Washington Wizards 56 12-44 .214
Charlotte Bobcats 53 7-46 .132

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