NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

Week 11 Power rankings

Zac Jackson

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Posted February 08, 2011 04:45 PM EST

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Denver Nuggets

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Dallas Mavericks

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

29-4 1 1/10
All the Spurs did last week was crush the Lakers, take care of business vs. the Nowitzki-less Mavericks and then run the Thunder right out of the gym. What do they do for an encore? Gregg Popovich hopes that answer is keep scoring and keep winning as therExpand Description
All the Spurs did last week was crush the Lakers, take care of business vs. the Nowitzki-less Mavericks and then run the Thunder right out of the gym. What do they do for an encore? Gregg Popovich hopes that answer is keep scoring and keep winning as there's still little margin for error at the top of the very tough Western Conference.Collapse Description
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26-7 1 1/6
Kevin Garnett is out but maybe not for long, and Rajon Rondo is back and playing himself back to top speed. The Celtics are the league's best shooting team, the most unselfish in terms of assists and one of the best defensive teams when they need to be. TExpand Description
Kevin Garnett is out but maybe not for long, and Rajon Rondo is back and playing himself back to top speed. The Celtics are the league's best shooting team, the most unselfish in terms of assists and one of the best defensive teams when they need to be. They miss Garnett on the glass, but their depth will see them through. Collapse Description
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27-9 1 2/10
The scorching Heat are set to embark on a five-game road trip that ends in Denver and Chicago, games that should tell us a lot about a Miami team that's having zero trouble with inferior competition. That's because LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are playingExpand Description
The scorching Heat are set to embark on a five-game road trip that ends in Denver and Chicago, games that should tell us a lot about a Miami team that's having zero trouble with inferior competition. That's because LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are playing at a scary-good level -- both scored more than 30 in the same game for the first time in Charlotte Monday night -- and the Heat look very, very dangerous. Collapse Description
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4

22-12 1 3/11
These guys barely know each other's names, but they're clicking. The Magic keep making almost everything they throw up from beyond the 3-point line, keeping getting huge nights in the paint from Dwight Howard and enter the week having won six in a row, maExpand Description
These guys barely know each other's names, but they're clicking. The Magic keep making almost everything they throw up from beyond the 3-point line, keeping getting huge nights in the paint from Dwight Howard and enter the week having won six in a row, matching the Heat for the league's current long streak. The Magic still have to get to know each other and play better defense, but they look as tough as any team right now. Collapse Description
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25-8 4 1/10
Dirk Nowitzki is still out, and the Mavs clearly missed him during a three-game losing skid last week. He won't be back until at least late this week, and there's real concern that Caron Butler could miss the rest of the season once the team gets the resuExpand Description
Dirk Nowitzki is still out, and the Mavs clearly missed him during a three-game losing skid last week. He won't be back until at least late this week, and there's real concern that Caron Butler could miss the rest of the season once the team gets the results of his MRI. The Mavs were clicking and have enough depth to survive temporarily, but they're only going as far as Dirk takes them. Collapse Description
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24-11 1 4/26
Their overall scoring numbers have slipped and the Jazz have hit some bumps in the road, but Deron Williams has been good enough to keep his team more than afloat and very much in position to be dangerous when the games really count. Interesting week aheaExpand Description
Their overall scoring numbers have slipped and the Jazz have hit some bumps in the road, but Deron Williams has been good enough to keep his team more than afloat and very much in position to be dangerous when the games really count. Interesting week ahead as Hawks close a long trip in Utah, then the Jazz visit improving Memphis.Collapse Description
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7

23-11 1 1/7
How do you explain the Lakers losing three of four at home, each by at least 16 points? Either this team isn't interested or just doesn't have it right now. Getting their butts kicked in San Antonio was an indicator it might be the latter, but the champioExpand Description
How do you explain the Lakers losing three of four at home, each by at least 16 points? Either this team isn't interested or just doesn't have it right now. Getting their butts kicked in San Antonio was an indicator it might be the latter, but the champions deserve the benefit of the doubt if they can snap out of this funk soon.Collapse Description
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8

20-13 6 6/16
Carmelo Anthony is back following a leave for family matters; he scored 33 and added 11 rebounds Monday as Denver cooled off Houston for its fourth-straight win. Anthony's future is still up in the air, but Chauncey Billups has been good enough in the preExpand Description
Carmelo Anthony is back following a leave for family matters; he scored 33 and added 11 rebounds Monday as Denver cooled off Houston for its fourth-straight win. Anthony's future is still up in the air, but Chauncey Billups has been good enough in the present to be the Western Conference Player of the Week and Nene continues to add offense, averaging a career-best 16 points per game and leading the league in field-goal percentage.Collapse Description
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22-10 1 1/10
Even with their intimidator, Joakim Noah, watching from the sideline in a cast, the Bulls are playing lockdown defense. That's keeping them in some games and allowing them to deflate inferior competition in others. Derrick Rose is still really good, but tExpand Description
Even with their intimidator, Joakim Noah, watching from the sideline in a cast, the Bulls are playing lockdown defense. That's keeping them in some games and allowing them to deflate inferior competition in others. Derrick Rose is still really good, but the Bulls need more from the two-guard spot and need to get fully healthy sooner rather than later.Collapse Description
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10

23-12 1 2/11
Still doing enough to hang around the area of hosting a first-round playoff series and still following the lead of scoring leader Kevin Durant, but there have been growing pains in OKC. The Thunder still need to start making more 3-pointers to be able to Expand Description
Still doing enough to hang around the area of hosting a first-round playoff series and still following the lead of scoring leader Kevin Durant, but there have been growing pains in OKC. The Thunder still need to start making more 3-pointers to be able to play with the really big boys. They enter the week as the league's second-worst team in that category. Collapse Description
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11

21-14 4 3/17
Three-straight wins, including a huge one on the road in Boston, show that the Hornets are back on track and playing well again. They lack the overall depth and firepower of the West's main contenders but Chris Paul continues to play well enough to give tExpand Description
Three-straight wins, including a huge one on the road in Boston, show that the Hornets are back on track and playing well again. They lack the overall depth and firepower of the West's main contenders but Chris Paul continues to play well enough to give them a chance if the other guys hold up and the defense does too.Collapse Description
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12

22-14 2 9/16
Still not wowing anyone, but still steady as the trade deadline approaches and the Hawks' brass decides whether to try to make a real splash. They're currently 3-2 in a tough stretch of six of seven away from home, and Al Horford continues to impress and Expand Description
Still not wowing anyone, but still steady as the trade deadline approaches and the Hawks' brass decides whether to try to make a real splash. They're currently 3-2 in a tough stretch of six of seven away from home, and Al Horford continues to impress and sometimes dominate. A very winnable home stretch follows, so the time is (almost) now in Atlanta.Collapse Description
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13

18-16 - 6/16
Brandon Roy is now out "indefinitely," but LaMarcus Aldridge continues to play well and Wes Matthews has picked up some of the scoring slack. The Blazers continue to find a winning formula without earning style points and continue to be one of the teams tExpand Description
Brandon Roy is now out "indefinitely," but LaMarcus Aldridge continues to play well and Wes Matthews has picked up some of the scoring slack. The Blazers continue to find a winning formula without earning style points and continue to be one of the teams to watch as the trading deadline draws nearer.Collapse Description
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14

19-14 3 10/25
Continuing to play entertaining and winning basketball, but Danilo Gallinari's knee injury brings concern for a team that already lacks depth and size and can't afford to play without him for any extended period of time. Amar'e Stoudemire continues to briExpand Description
Continuing to play entertaining and winning basketball, but Danilo Gallinari's knee injury brings concern for a team that already lacks depth and size and can't afford to play without him for any extended period of time. Amar'e Stoudemire continues to bring it, but the Knicks have to find a way to bring him more consistent help. Collapse Description
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16-18 3 10/25
They're scoring as well as anyone, Kevin Martin is knocking on the door of the league's top-10 scorers and the Rockets are back in playoff contention. Chemistry counts and these guys -- led by Kyle Lowry's hustle plays at both ends -- are certainly sharinExpand Description
They're scoring as well as anyone, Kevin Martin is knocking on the door of the league's top-10 scorers and the Rockets are back in playoff contention. Chemistry counts and these guys -- led by Kyle Lowry's hustle plays at both ends -- are certainly sharing the ball, ranking second only to Boston in assists per game.Collapse Description
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16

15-19 1 8/19
The Grizz have been playing better basketball, and we don't say that just because they blew out the Lakers in L.A. on Sunday night. They've improved defensively, allowing just 92.7 points per outing in their last 10 games, and have started winning more ofExpand Description
The Grizz have been playing better basketball, and we don't say that just because they blew out the Lakers in L.A. on Sunday night. They've improved defensively, allowing just 92.7 points per outing in their last 10 games, and have started winning more of the games they're supposed to win and sharing the basketball. This season isn't dead yet.Collapse Description
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14-18 1 12/25
Still just kind of floating, doing enough to remain alive for one of the final spots in the Eastern Conference playoff race but not doing much to show great improvement. Defense has been better, once-exciting offense hasn't matched and the Pacers completeExpand Description
Still just kind of floating, doing enough to remain alive for one of the final spots in the Eastern Conference playoff race but not doing much to show great improvement. Defense has been better, once-exciting offense hasn't matched and the Pacers completed a rather dull December with a loss to the Knicks in The Garden.Collapse Description
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18

14-18 2 10/20
Ouch. Suns are 3-7 in their last 10 and lost to Philadelphia and Sacramento last week. The defense has been putrid as the Suns are allowing the second-most points per game and are only one more defensive no-show from slipping behind the Timberwolves in thExpand Description
Ouch. Suns are 3-7 in their last 10 and lost to Philadelphia and Sacramento last week. The defense has been putrid as the Suns are allowing the second-most points per game and are only one more defensive no-show from slipping behind the Timberwolves in that category. Are big, franchise-changing moves ahead? Stay tuned. Collapse Description
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19

13-21 - 17/26
The Bay Area Bombers have Stephen Curry back and have a little of their swagger back, too. They couldn't dream of slowing Dwight Howard Monday night or matching the Magic's hot shooting, but the Warriors have regained their status as the league's most accExpand Description
The Bay Area Bombers have Stephen Curry back and have a little of their swagger back, too. They couldn't dream of slowing Dwight Howard Monday night or matching the Magic's hot shooting, but the Warriors have regained their status as the league's most accurate 3-point shooting team and at full strength can give almost anybody fits.Collapse Description
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20

10-24 - 15/29
Still the team everybody wants to watch, but still the Clippers when it comes to winning games. Blake Griffin keeps dunking and Eric Gordon keeps scoring, but the Clippers keep slipping in the standings. Maybe a return to the lottery will be best for the Expand Description
Still the team everybody wants to watch, but still the Clippers when it comes to winning games. Blake Griffin keeps dunking and Eric Gordon keeps scoring, but the Clippers keep slipping in the standings. Maybe a return to the lottery will be best for the team long-term, or maybe 2011 will bring more wins. As long as Griffin is in the lineup, we'll be following closely.Collapse Description
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21

13-18 - 12/25
Offensively challenged Bucks are shooting just 41 percent from the field for the year, easily the worst in the league. Earl Boykins has been very good but the Bucks still miss Brandon Jennings and are struggling to replicate their strong finish from last Expand Description
Offensively challenged Bucks are shooting just 41 percent from the field for the year, easily the worst in the league. Earl Boykins has been very good but the Bucks still miss Brandon Jennings and are struggling to replicate their strong finish from last season. The Bucks are due for some bounces and some good luck, but it had better come soon.Collapse Description
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22

13-21 - 12/29
It hasn't been a totally smooth transition for rookie Evan Turner, but he scored 23 last week as Philly blew out Phoenix and has played well enough to allow the Sixers to keep shopping Andre Iguodala. Turner isn't the only Sixer who's been inconsistent, bExpand Description
It hasn't been a totally smooth transition for rookie Evan Turner, but he scored 23 last week as Philly blew out Phoenix and has played well enough to allow the Sixers to keep shopping Andre Iguodala. Turner isn't the only Sixer who's been inconsistent, but the team has responded to Doug Collins, plays a fun brand of basketball and is also getting nice production from Elton Brand.Collapse Description
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23

11-22 - 22/30
Here's how the Raptors continue to lose. Besides being at a decided talent disadvantage most nights, the Raptors are still playing fast but are shooting the league's lowest percentage (a shade under 32 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc and have the leaExpand Description
Here's how the Raptors continue to lose. Besides being at a decided talent disadvantage most nights, the Raptors are still playing fast but are shooting the league's lowest percentage (a shade under 32 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc and have the league's worst defensive field-goal percentage. Those numbers make for long winters. Collapse Description
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24

9-26 - 23/30
Kevin Love continues to amaze and continues to post eye-popping rebound numbers. But the T'Wolves suffer from a lack of depth and consistency, falter late in games and again find themselves well behind the pack in the rugged Northwest Division.
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25

11-21 - 18/29
Coaching change brought a couple of immediate wins, but these guys don't have the talent to win consistently and find it especially tough to win shorthanded as they're doing now. Stephen Jackson continues to play well and word is Michael Jordan is lookingExpand Description
Coaching change brought a couple of immediate wins, but these guys don't have the talent to win consistently and find it especially tough to win shorthanded as they're doing now. Stephen Jackson continues to play well and word is Michael Jordan is looking for trade partners, but these guys are miles from being any type of contender.Collapse Description
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26

11-23 - 19/30
The Pistons close a short, brutal road trip against the steaming-mad Lakers Tuesday night. Tayshaun Prince and Charlie Villanueva have been good and the Pistons' scoring numbers are actually up, but this is still a roster in need of a near-total overhaul Expand Description
The Pistons close a short, brutal road trip against the steaming-mad Lakers Tuesday night. Tayshaun Prince and Charlie Villanueva have been good and the Pistons' scoring numbers are actually up, but this is still a roster in need of a near-total overhaul before the organization can think about a return to glory. Collapse Description
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27

9-25 - 21/29
Tough times in New Jersey. The Nets' five-game losing streak is currently the league's longest. The Nets are the the league's second-lowest scoring team and rank in the bottom five in more than their share of other categories, too. They figure to continueExpand Description
Tough times in New Jersey. The Nets' five-game losing streak is currently the league's longest. The Nets are the the league's second-lowest scoring team and rank in the bottom five in more than their share of other categories, too. They figure to continue to be active in trade talks, which is good because there's not a whole lot Avery Johnson can do with the current roster. Collapse Description
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28

7-24 2 19/30
Finally won a game as Tyreke Evans hit a miracle shot from the far side of halfcourt, then followed it up last weekend by topping the struggling Suns as DeMarcus Cousins went for 28 points. If Cousins keeps his focus, avoids off-the-court drama and keeps Expand Description
Finally won a game as Tyreke Evans hit a miracle shot from the far side of halfcourt, then followed it up last weekend by topping the struggling Suns as DeMarcus Cousins went for 28 points. If Cousins keeps his focus, avoids off-the-court drama and keeps adding polish to his game, the Kings could continue to climb out of the basement as the season progresses. Collapse Description
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29

8-26 - 19/30
One win since Thanksgiving weekend and a whole new batch of injury issues are leading to frustrating times in Cleveland. Antawn Jamison is playing well and upping his trade value, but he's owed a whole bunch of money this year and next. The Cavs still canExpand Description
One win since Thanksgiving weekend and a whole new batch of injury issues are leading to frustrating times in Cleveland. Antawn Jamison is playing well and upping his trade value, but he's owed a whole bunch of money this year and next. The Cavs still can't find a rhythm or a rotation and are certainly playing for the future.Collapse Description
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30

8-24 2 18/30
John Wall is back and he's been good. But the Wizards can't do much of anything consistently well, keep making off-court headlines and still have not won a road game. They're the league's only team still waiting, and that's one of many reasons why they noExpand Description
John Wall is back and he's been good. But the Wizards can't do much of anything consistently well, keep making off-court headlines and still have not won a road game. They're the league's only team still waiting, and that's one of many reasons why they now occupy the bottom spot of these rankings. Collapse Description
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