2017 Sports Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?  

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List Rules Vote up the Western Conference NBA teams that are performing the most consistently this season.

Like previous years, the NBA Western Conference is stronger and more competitive than the East. Although the defending champions are sitting comfortably in the Eastern Conference, there are three teams in the West who currently have better records than the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here are the best NBA teams in the Western Conference in the 2016-2017 season.

The biggest story during this year's NBA off-season was definitely the Golden State Warriors acquiring 2014 MVP Kevin Durant. Now boasting an all-star lineup of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Durant, the Golden State Warriors are the clear favorites to win the 2016-2017 NBA Championship. 

At this point, it's no surprise the San Antonio Spurs are leading their division and contending for yet another conference title. Even though they lost Tim Duncan, the Spurs still have Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, and most importantly, coach Gregg Popovich. However, the Spurs are in heavy competition with the Houston Rockets, led by potential 2016-2017 NBA MVP James Harden.    

Vote up the NBA Western Conference teams that are playing the best in the 2016-2017 season. Current standings, winning streaks, and even individual performances all affect the team's record. Then visit the other coast and vote for the best NBA Eastern Conference team in 2016-2017

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Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?
1975 NBA Finals

2
228 125
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?
1994 NBA Finals, 1995 NBA Finals

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199 154
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

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163 167
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?
1999 NBA Finals, 2007 NBA Finals, 2005 NBA Finals

5
123 142
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

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97 123
New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

7
79 113
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?
1953 NBA Finals, 2010 NBA Finals, 2000 NBA Finals

8
82 124
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?
1977 NBA Finals

9
84 133
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

10
63 100
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

11
78 145
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

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43 116
Sacramento Kings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

13
51 133
Memphis Grizzlies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?

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41 119
Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?
2011 NBA Finals

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37 111
Phoenix Suns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Best Team In The Western Conference Right Now?