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NBA standings 2012: Cavaliers remain in last in Central Division

Despite back-to-back wins for the first time this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers remain in last place in the Central Division.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers remain in last place in the Central Division despite winning back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Cavs managed victories over the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards without Anderson Varejao, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury. Still, the two victories only moved Cleveland's record up to 7-23, 10 games behind the division-leading Indiana Pacers (16-12).

The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks are only a half-game behind the Pacers and 9.5 games ahead of the Cavs at 15-12. The Detroit Pistons are 1.5 games ahead of Cleveland (and 8.5 games behind Indiana) at 9-22.

Cleveland still remains comfortably in front of the Wizards, who at 3-23 have the worst record in the league. The Charlotte Bobcats (7-21) have lost 16 straight, but still have a better record than the Cavs.

The Miami Heat sit at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 20-6 record. The Knicks lead the Atlantic Division and are second in the conference with a 21-8 record.

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