The Golden State Warriors sit atop the NBA standings coming into the schedule on Wednesday with a 33-2 record, leading the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers in the overall standings. The Cavaliers, Warriors, Raptors, Spurs, Heat and Thunder are the division leaders heading into the middle of January.
The Warriors have continued their strong start leading into the 2016 part of the schedule and they have a lead over the Spurs in the overall standings. The Cavaliers and Thunder are next in the standings, while the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks follow. The bottom teams in the league include the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers, who have just four wins this season.
The division standings have the Raptors leading the Atlantic in the Eastern conference over the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. The Nets and Sixers are way out of the race, while the Celtics are just a game back heading into Wednesday night. The Knicks have won two straight and are edging closer to the .500 mark at 17-19 on the season.
The Cavaliers remain the best team in the east and they are leading the Central division standings over the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are second ahead of the Indiana Pacers, while the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks are next. The Southeast division has the Miami Heat leading the Hawks by a game after Atlanta lost against the Knicks, while the Magic, Hornets and Wizards are next in the standings.
The Thunder are leading the Northwest division standings over the Jazz and Blazers, while the Nuggets and Wolves are the bottom two teams. The Warriors have a huge lead over the Clippers in the Pacific, while the Kings, Suns and Lakers are trailing. The Southwest has the Spurs leading the Mavericks, while the Grizzlies, Rockets and Pelicans are next in the standings.
The Warriors won over the Lakers on Tuesday and they are off on the schedule for Wednesday. The Knicks take on the Heat in the ESPN early game on the schedule, while the Grizzlies and Thunder play the second game of the doubleheader. The Clippers and Blazers are the late game on Wednesday, while some other notable matchups include the Pistons taking on the Celtics, the Nuggets playing the Wolves and the Raptors visiting the Nets in Brooklyn.