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NBA standings 2012: Celtics trail Knicks by six games in Atlantic Division

The Boston Celtics are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division, six games behind the New York Knicks.

Mike Stobe

The Boston Celtics (14-13) are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division, trailing the division-leading New York Knicks (21-8) by six games. The Brooklyn Nets (14-14) sit ½ game behind the Celtics, with the Philadelphia 76ers (14-14) ½ game behind the Nets. The Toronto Raptors (9-20) are currently last in the division.

The Miami Heat (20-6) currently lead the Eastern Conference, with the Knicks sitting a few percentage points behind them in second place. The Atlanta Hawks (17-9) are currently third in the conference, with the Indiana Pacers (16-12) in fourth. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls are tied for fifth place at 15-12 on the year. The Celtics and the Nets round out the top eight in the East, with the 76ers in ninth.

The Los Angeles Clippers (22-6) sit in first place in the Western Conference, with the Oklahoma City Thunder (21-6) close behind them. The San Antonio Spurs (22-8) are in third place, trailed by the Memphis Grizzlies (18-8) in fourth place. The Golden State Warriors (19-10) are ½ game behind the Grizzlies, followed by the Houston Rockets (16-12) in sixth place. The Denver Nuggets (16-14) and the Portland Trail Blazers (14-13) currently own the last two playoff spots in the West.