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2012 NBA standings: Cavaliers fourth in Central Division

The Cleveland Cavaliers are already 3.5 games back of the Central Division leading Milwaukee Bucks.


The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-6 through the first eight games of the season and sit in fourth place in the Central Division. Cleveland is 3.5 games behind the division-leading Milwaukee Bucks and 3.0 games behind the Chicago Bulls. The Indiana Pacers are third in the division at 3-6, while the Detroit Pistons (1-8) are in last place.

Losers of four straight games, the Cavs are tied for the third worst record in the Eastern Conference with the Toronto Raptors. Only the Washington Wizards (0-7) and Pistons have a worse record than Cleveland.

The New York Knicks lead the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference as the only remaining undefeated team at 5-0. The Miami Heat lead the Southeast at 6-3. At the moment, eight teams in the East are .500 or better: the Knicks, Bucks (5-2), Heat, Nets (4-2), Bulls (5-3), Celtics (5-3), Bobcats (4-3), and 76ers (4-4).

Complete NBA standings can be found at Sports Illustrated.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.