The NBA standings coming into Friday night has the Golden State Warriors looking to improve to 24-0 against the Celtics on the schedule. The Cavaliers currently lead the Eastern Conference, while the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, OKC Thunder, Charlotte Hornets and Warriors are division leaders. UPDATE: The Warriors won over the Celtics 124 - 119 in overtime to improve to 24-0.
The Warriors have the best record in basketball this season and the team still has not yet lost a game, improving to 23-0 after winning against the Pacers this week. The team saw Klay Thompson injure his ankle in that game and the Warriors are hoping that he can suit up on Friday for the matchup in Boston. The team also will be without Harrison Barnes again, as he is expected to be back once the team finishes up their road trip.
The Spurs have the second best record in the NBA coming into Friday night with an 18-5 record, while the Cavaliers, Thunder, Hornets and Raptors are next in line. The Pacers, Miami Heat, Bulls, Celtics and Hawks are next ahead of the Clippers. The east overall has been off to a better start over the western conference, but that could change in the coming weeks when more east-west games come on the schedule.
The rest of the overall standings have the Clippers, Mavs and Grizzlies at 13-10, while the Magic and Pistons are next ahead of the Jazz and Rockets. The Wizards come in at 9-11, while the Phoenix Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks, Blazers and Bucks are in the next stretch ahead of the Kings. The bottom part of the standings has the Nuggets, Nets and Pelicans, while the Lakers and Sixers are the worst teams. Los Angeles has a 3-19 record, while the Sixers have a 1-22 record.