1. Erik Berg 4/Nov/2014 at 1:20 AM EST
It can be confusing early in the season since a few teams are either perfect or winless and have played an unbalanced number of games. Games back sounds logical, but the NBA doesn't use it to determine order. The reason why Golden State is listed first is because they have a better conference record against playoff teams in their conference (Portland and Sac) while Houston and Memphis have not played any playoff teams in their conference yet. This is tiebreaker #5 at /nba/standings.