Utah Jazz: Western Conference Standings Watch

We take a look at the current Western Conference standings and the week ahead.
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The Utah Jazz maintained the top spot in the Western Conference last week thanks to convincing victories over the Pacers, the Bucks, and the Heat. Today, we take a look at the current Western Conference standings and the movement that could occur in the week ahead.

Current Standings

*The Western Conference standings as of Monday, February 22

TeamWLPctGB

1. Jazz

24

6

.800

-

2. Lakers

22

9

.710

2.5

3. Clippers

22

10

.688

3.0

4. Suns

19

10

.655

4.5

5. Trail Blazers

18

11

.621

5.5

6. Spurs

16

11

.593

6.5

7. Nuggets

16

14

.533

8.0

8. Warriors

16

15

.516

8.5

The Clippers, Jazz, and Lakers have already created separation from the rest of the Western Conference. The Suns are an interesting team to watch throughout the next few weeks - they been climbing up the standings over the past few weeks.

Upcoming Schedule

Let's take a look at the upcoming schedule (Monday-Sunday) for the Jazz, Clippers, and Lakers, and how that could impact the standings.

Utah Jazz - vs Hornets, vs Lakers, @ Heat, @ Magic

All eyes will be on the Lakers and the Jazz when they travel to Salt Lake on Wednesday. That game is extremely important in terms of the Western Conference Standings and an eventual tie breaker later in the season, if necessary.

LA Lakers - vs Wizards, @ Jazz, vs Trail Blazers, vs Warriors

The Lakers are set to face three playoff teams this week. If either the Blazers or the Warriors can pull of an upset, it will give the Jazz some wiggle room in the standings.

LA Clippers - vs Wizards, @ Grizzles, @ Grizzles, @ Bucks

The Clippers kick off a road trip this week that will eventually have a major impact on the standings.