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2012 NBA standings: Heat and Magic off to very different starts

Miami (10-3) owns first place, while Orlando (5-9) sits in fourth in the Southeast division.

Sam Greenwood

The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic are off to very different starts this season. While the Heat have posted a record of 10-3 and sit in first place in the Southeast division, the Magic have stumbled to 5-9 and are in fourth place above only the one-win Washington Wizards.

The Heat, who are on a four-game winning streak and host the San Antonio Spurs tonight, boast the best record in the Eastern Conference with a .769 winning percentage. The only team in the NBA with a better record is the Spurs, who are 13-3 with a winning percentage of .813.

The Magic, meanwhile, have lost two straight games and host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Orlando is 5.5 games back of Miami and boasts a better winning percentage than only four other teams in the Eastern Conference.

The full NBA standings can be found here. Here are the complete Southeast standings:


Southeast Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Miami 10 3 .769 0 Won 4
Atlanta 9 4 .692 1 Won 6
Charlotte 7 7 .500 3.5 Lost 2
Orlando 5 9 .357 5.5 Lost 2
Washington 1 12 .076 9 Won 1

(updated 11.29.2012 at 10:59 AM EST)


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