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The Northwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association.[1] The division was created at the start of the 2004–05 season. The Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Utah Jazz came from the now-defunct Midwest Division and the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle SuperSonics came from the old Pacific Division. The inaugural Northwest Division winner was the Seattle SuperSonics. The defending champions are the Denver Nuggets.

At the 2007 NBA Draft Lottery, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle SuperSonics (since relocated to Oklahoma City and renamed the Thunder) received the first and second picks, respectively. Portland selected Greg Oden and Seattle selected Kevin Durant. The draft helped briefly renew a Northwest rivalry between the two teams.

It is also the only division in the NBA that is spread over 3 different time zones (Minnesota and Oklahoma City in the Central Time Zone, Denver and Utah in the Mountain Time Zone and Portland in the Pacific Time Zone).

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Current standings

Northwest Division    W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Denver Nuggets 25 14 .641 17–3 8–11 6–2 39
Portland Trail Blazers 25 16 .610 1.0 16–7 9–9 5–2 41
Utah Jazz 23 17 .575 2.5 16–6 7–11 2–6 40
Oklahoma City Thunder 22 18 .550 3.5 12–9 10–9 2–2 40
Minnesota Timberwolves 8 33 .195 18.0 5–15 3–18 3–6 41

Champions

Division titles

References

  1. ^ "Team Index". http://www.nba.com/teams/. Retrieved 2009-08-27.  
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