The Golden State Warriors remain atop the NBA standings with a 24-1 record after losing for the first time this season to the Milwaukee Bucks. The team is now heading home after a road trip and they are first in the league over the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls with the best record in the league.
The Warriors are first in the Pacific division and they have a big lead over the Los Angeles Clippers heading into the middle of December. The Warriors have the best record in the league ahead of the San Antonio Spurs, who come in as the only other team with at least 20 wins. The Cavaliers, Thunder, Raptors, Bulls and Hornets are next in line heading into the schedule on Monday night.
The Pacers, Heat, Clippers, Celtics and Pistons are next ahead of the Hawks, Mavericks, Magic and Grizzlies. The rest of the overall standings has the Jazz, Wizards, Suns, Knicks, Blazers, Bucks and Nuggets in ahead of the Timberwolves, Kings, Nets, Pelicans, Lakers and Sixers. The Raptors lead the Celtics and Knicks in the Atlantic standings, while the Nets and Sixers are at the bottom of the division.
The Cavaliers are leading the Central division standings over the Bulls and the Pacers, while the Pistons and Bucks are next. All five teams have the potential to make the playoffs and everyone but the Bucks are currently over .500 for the season. The Hornets have been one of the surprise teams in the league and they currently have a small lead over Miami coming into Monday, while the Hawks are one game back. The Magic and Wizards are trailing in the Southeast.
The Thunder have built a nice lead in the Northwest, as they are the only team above .500 for now ahead of the Jazz, Blazers, Nuggets and Wolves. The Warriors lead the Clippers, Suns, Kings and Lakers in the Pacific division, while the Spurs are leading the Southwest over the Mavericks. The Grizzlies, Rockets and Pelicans are next in the division standings.