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Where the Warriors and Kings now stand in the Western Conference playoff picture Originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The warriors made up ground, but the kings faltered in the narrow and The ever-changing Western Conference playoff picture Friday night.

In the early game window, short-handed The Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets They won 115-97 at Spectrum Center, 23 points ahead of Steph Curry, 20 points ahead of Andrew Wiggins, and 18 points ahead of rookie Trace Jackson-Davis.

Golden State, which occupies last place in the tournament, improved to 39-34 after the victory and reduced the gap with the ninth-place Los Angeles Lakers to 1.5 games. The Warriors also maintained their one-game lead Hard Houston RocketsWho beat the Utah Jazz 101-100.

Later in the evening, at the Golden 1 Center, the Kings blew a 15-point lead and They lost their second match in a row The Dallas Mavericks won 107-103. All five of Sacramento's starters scored in double figures, but Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic were too much to handle.

The loss dropped the Kings from seventh to eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the Phoenix Suns, who lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier in the night.

Here are the Western Conference standings updated through Friday's NBA action:

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves: 51-22

  2. Oklahoma City Thunder: 51-22

  3. Denver Nuggets: 51-23

  4. Los Angeles Clippers: 46-27

  5. New Orleans Pelicans: 45-28

  6. Dallas Mavericks: 44-29

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  7. Phoenix Suns: 43-31

  8. Sacramento Kings: 42-31

  9. Los Angeles Lakers: 41-33

  10. Golden State Warriors: 39-34

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  11. Houston Rockets: 38-35


  12. Utah Jazz: 29-45

  13. Memphis Grizzlies: 24-49

  14. Portland Trail Blazers: 19-55

  15. San Antonio Spurs: 18-56

The Warriors and Kings will be off on Saturday before returning to action on Sunday. Golden State concludes its road trip against San Antonio at 4pm PT, while Sacramento hosts Utah at 6pm PT.



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