Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Will the Jazz sneak into the playoffs? The better question might be: Should they? While some fans might prefer to get a higher draft pick than a first-round exit, the Utah Jazz are in the thick of the playoff race in the NBA's Western Conference. Like the team, we'll be tracking the standings for the rest of the season. Here are the current standings, records, and games remaining for the 10 teams still in the race.

San Antonio Spurs
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Record: 43-16

Games behind: --

Games remaining: 7

Home games: 3

Road games: 4

vs. teams .500 or better: 3

vs. Western teams: 6

Oklahoma City Thunder
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Record: 44-17

Games behind: --

Games remaining: 5

Home games: 2

Road games: 3

vs. teams .500 or better: 3

vs. Western teams: 5

Los Angeles Lakers
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Record: 39-22

Games behind: 5.5

Games remaining: 5

Home games: 2

Road games: 3

vs. teams .500 or better: 3

vs. Western teams: 5

Los Angeles Clippers
Associated Press

Record: 38-23

Games behind: 7

Games remaining: 5

Home games: 1

Road games: 4

vs. teams .500 or better: 4

vs. Western teams: 3

Memphis Grizzlies
Associated Press

Record: 35-25

Games behind: 8.5

Games remaining: 6

Home games: 4

Road games: 2

vs. teams .500 or better: 1

vs. Western teams: 3

Denver Nuggets
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Record: 34-27

Games behind: 10

Games remaining: 5

Home games: 2

Road games: 3

vs. teams .500 or better: 4

vs. Western teams: 4

Dallas Mavericks
Associated Press

Record: 34-28

Games behind: 10.5

Games remaining: 4

Home games: 2

Road games: 2

vs. teams .500 or better: 3

vs. Western teams: 2

Phoenix Suns
Associated Press

Record: 32-29

Games behind: 12

Games behind 8th: --

Games remaining: 5

Home games: 4

Road games: 1

vs. teams .500 or better: 5

vs. Western teams: 5

Houston Rockets
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Record: 32-29

Games behind: 12

Games remaining: 5

Home games: 2

Road games: 3

vs. teams .500 or better: 2

vs. Western teams: 4

Utah Jazz
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Record: 32-30

Games behind: 12.5

Games behind 8th: 0.5

Games remaining: 4

Home games: 3

Road games: 1

vs. teams .500 or better: 2

vs. Western teams: 3