NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

Week 13 Power rankings

Zac Jackson

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Posted February 07, 2011 08:37 PM EST

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San Antonio Spurs

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Memphis Grizzlies

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

31-9 - 1/6
Kevin Garnett returned and the Celtics made plays late to beat Orlando Monday night. Boston is bigger and deeper than just about everybody, and with the way Rajon Rondo is directing traffic and Ray Allen is sinking jumpers, the Celtics look like the team Expand Description
Kevin Garnett returned and the Celtics made plays late to beat Orlando Monday night. Boston is bigger and deeper than just about everybody, and with the way Rajon Rondo is directing traffic and Ray Allen is sinking jumpers, the Celtics look like the team to beat the rest of the way. Collapse Description
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35-6 2 1/10
Manu Ginobli continues to play like an MVP and the Spurs are sharing the ball well enough to wear out just about anybody's defense. They'll have to stay sharp while keeping their aging core fresh as they try to maintain the league's best record and home-cExpand Description
Manu Ginobli continues to play like an MVP and the Spurs are sharing the ball well enough to wear out just about anybody's defense. They'll have to stay sharp while keeping their aging core fresh as they try to maintain the league's best record and home-court advantage, but there are worse problems to have. It's going to be a fun finish.Collapse Description
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30-12 1 2/10
LeBron tweeted about "karma," then ran from his comments and twisted his ankle late in a loss to the Clippers. It's always a circus in Miami and with Chris Bosh also hurting, the Heat have lost three straight.
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26-15 1 3/11
Tough road trip shattered the aura of invincibility this "new" Magic team had built, but these guys are still learning and still dangerous. Defense is a concern, but the 3-point shooting forces opponents to scramble and opens things up for a locked-in DwiExpand Description
Tough road trip shattered the aura of invincibility this "new" Magic team had built, but these guys are still learning and still dangerous. Defense is a concern, but the 3-point shooting forces opponents to scramble and opens things up for a locked-in Dwight Howard on the block. Collapse Description
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31-12 - 1/7
Facing a dangerous Oklahoma City team Monday night, the Lakers rebounded from a rare loss to the Clippers a day earlier because Kobe played like Kobe and the Lakers played playoff defense down the stretch. They're still the champs, and though the legs looExpand Description
Facing a dangerous Oklahoma City team Monday night, the Lakers rebounded from a rare loss to the Clippers a day earlier because Kobe played like Kobe and the Lakers played playoff defense down the stretch. They're still the champs, and though the legs look a little heavy right now it'd still be very tough to bet against them going forward.Collapse Description
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28-13 1 1/10
Even with Carlos Boozer nicked up and resting Monday, the Bulls won at Memphis and now play a season-long six straight games at home. Playing in the league's worst division and catching the Heat sans LeBron last weekend helps, but the Bulls are very good Expand Description
Even with Carlos Boozer nicked up and resting Monday, the Bulls won at Memphis and now play a season-long six straight games at home. Playing in the league's worst division and catching the Heat sans LeBron last weekend helps, but the Bulls are very good and have a chance to reel off a bunch of wins over the next few weeks.Collapse Description
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27-14 1 2/11
Competed 'til the very end in L.A. Monday night; the Thunder certainly have the Lakers' attention. They also have a share of first place in the Northwest Division and two really big reasons to believe they can win it: Kevin Durant, the league's leading scExpand Description
Competed 'til the very end in L.A. Monday night; the Thunder certainly have the Lakers' attention. They also have a share of first place in the Northwest Division and two really big reasons to believe they can win it: Kevin Durant, the league's leading scorer, and Russell Westbrook, who seems to get better every week. Collapse Description
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8

26-14 2 1/10
Dirk Nowitzki is back and ballin', but the Mavs have fallen not only from the top of these rankings but basically off the planet. More bad news? The Lakers are next in one both teams need and the kind of the game the Lakers always seem to buckle down and Expand Description
Dirk Nowitzki is back and ballin', but the Mavs have fallen not only from the top of these rankings but basically off the planet. More bad news? The Lakers are next in one both teams need and the kind of the game the Lakers always seem to buckle down and win.Collapse Description
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9

27-14 - 4/26
Life on the road is never easy, but losing to the Wizards? It's tough to spin that one. The numbers say the Jazz are at least scoring again, but they've posted big scores on soft competition. Every team goes through a rut, and the Jazz have to bounce backExpand Description
Life on the road is never easy, but losing to the Wizards? It's tough to spin that one. The numbers say the Jazz are at least scoring again, but they've posted big scores on soft competition. Every team goes through a rut, and the Jazz have to bounce back quickly to keep pace with OKC.Collapse Description
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10

27-15 - 9/16
Winners of eight of their last 10, the Hawks finally got to make up some ground in the Southeast Division as Miami and Orlando encountered rough spots last week. Tuesday night brings a really, really big chance as Miami will be less than full strength andExpand Description
Winners of eight of their last 10, the Hawks finally got to make up some ground in the Southeast Division as Miami and Orlando encountered rough spots last week. Tuesday night brings a really, really big chance as Miami will be less than full strength and the Hawks NEED these games to prove their legitimacy. Collapse Description
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11

26-16 1 3/17
Five straight wins haven't necessarily been works of art, but they count. And they build momentum and confidence. Catching the Spurs in the Southwest Division isn't going to happen, but Chris Paul is getting help from his teammates and the Hornets enter tExpand Description
Five straight wins haven't necessarily been works of art, but they count. And they build momentum and confidence. Catching the Spurs in the Southwest Division isn't going to happen, but Chris Paul is getting help from his teammates and the Hornets enter the week with the league's best scoring defense. That bodes well as the games get bigger from here.Collapse Description
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12

22-20 1 6/16
Brandon Roy is opting for surgery, and LaMarcus Aldridge continues to keep the Blazers pushing ahead. Aldridge poured in a career-best 37 as the Blazers extended their dominance over the hapless Timberwolves Monday night and kept themselves just outside tExpand Description
Brandon Roy is opting for surgery, and LaMarcus Aldridge continues to keep the Blazers pushing ahead. Aldridge poured in a career-best 37 as the Blazers extended their dominance over the hapless Timberwolves Monday night and kept themselves just outside the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. Collapse Description
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23-17 1 6/16
Tough to figure anything with this team right now. Despite the adversity and Carmelo Anthony rumors swirling, Denver put together a nice week before losing in San Antonio Sunday night. At full strength, this team scores with almost anybody and could win aExpand Description
Tough to figure anything with this team right now. Despite the adversity and Carmelo Anthony rumors swirling, Denver put together a nice week before losing in San Antonio Sunday night. At full strength, this team scores with almost anybody and could win a first-round series, but decisions must be made with the big picture in mind. Collapse Description
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22-18 1 10/25
These guys really should try to move Anthony Randolph for a first-round pick and get back into the Carmelo Derby because this team is improved but not near good enough. Back-to-back home losses to struggling teams from Sacramento and Phoenix prove that. TExpand Description
These guys really should try to move Anthony Randolph for a first-round pick and get back into the Carmelo Derby because this team is improved but not near good enough. Back-to-back home losses to struggling teams from Sacramento and Phoenix prove that. The Knicks can't stop anybody and can't dream of taking down the East's big boys right now.Collapse Description
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15-25 2 15/29
He's a star. A really, really big star. Blake Griffin's 33rd double-double in his 40-game career came Monday afternoon as he scored 47 on the Pacers, capping a week which also included wins over the Lakers and the Heat. The Clippers — yes, the ClippExpand Description
He's a star. A really, really big star. Blake Griffin's 33rd double-double in his 40-game career came Monday afternoon as he scored 47 on the Pacers, capping a week which also included wins over the Lakers and the Heat. The Clippers — yes, the Clippers — are the team nobody wants to play right now.Collapse Description
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16

19-23 1 10/25
Kevin Martin continues to light up the scoreboard and the Rockets are playing just well enough to think they can still overcome their nightmarish start and make the postseason. Expect shootouts this week — and a sense of urgency on both sides &mdashExpand Description
Kevin Martin continues to light up the scoreboard and the Rockets are playing just well enough to think they can still overcome their nightmarish start and make the postseason. Expect shootouts this week — and a sense of urgency on both sides — as the Rockets host the Knicks, then head to Memphis.Collapse Description
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17-23 1 12/29
After dumping Charlotte in overtime Monday, Elton Brand declared "we're thinking playoffs." The Sixers are improved and the bottom of the Eastern Conference stinks, so those are legitimate thoughts. The real goal is to play for the future, so every game iExpand Description
After dumping Charlotte in overtime Monday, Elton Brand declared "we're thinking playoffs." The Sixers are improved and the bottom of the Eastern Conference stinks, so those are legitimate thoughts. The real goal is to play for the future, so every game is big for Jrue Holliday, Lou Williams and Evan Turner. Collapse Description
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18-21 1 10/20
Still finding their way, still maintaining that Steve Nash is not and will not be on the trade market. Uncertainty ahead, but Monday's win at The Garden over Amar'e and the Knicks had to be sweet considering the events of last summer and the whipping the Expand Description
Still finding their way, still maintaining that Steve Nash is not and will not be on the trade market. Uncertainty ahead, but Monday's win at The Garden over Amar'e and the Knicks had to be sweet considering the events of last summer and the whipping the Knicks gave the Suns in Phoenix 10 days earlier.Collapse Description
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19-22 3 8/19
The Grizz got clamped by the Bulls' defense Monday and now face a big week with a game at red-hot New Orleans Wednesday and a Friday game with Houston, which, like Memphis, remains in screaming range of the bottom of the West playoff picture. Of course, tExpand Description
The Grizz got clamped by the Bulls' defense Monday and now face a big week with a game at red-hot New Orleans Wednesday and a Friday game with Houston, which, like Memphis, remains in screaming range of the bottom of the West playoff picture. Of course, the Grizz need to play much better defense and find a solid rotation to legitimately think playoffs. Collapse Description
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20

17-23 - 17/26
Stephen Curry is back, Dorell Wright is on fire and Monta Eliis keeps playing like an All-Star. The Warriors enter the week on a mini-win streak and are interesting again. Can they push for the playoffs? Will they look to make a trade-deadline deal? We'llExpand Description
Stephen Curry is back, Dorell Wright is on fire and Monta Eliis keeps playing like an All-Star. The Warriors enter the week on a mini-win streak and are interesting again. Can they push for the playoffs? Will they look to make a trade-deadline deal? We'll be watching closely. Collapse Description
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21

14-24 - 12/25
Hard to watch — almost as hard as the Cavaliers, really — because their offense is truly that bad. Much of the Eastern Conference is bad, which means the Bucks still have playoff hopes if Brandon Jennings, Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden stay heaExpand Description
Hard to watch — almost as hard as the Cavaliers, really — because their offense is truly that bad. Much of the Eastern Conference is bad, which means the Bucks still have playoff hopes if Brandon Jennings, Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden stay healthy and somebody starts making some shots. Collapse Description
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22

15-24 2 18/29
Monday's OT loss to the Sixers hurts because Charlotte has been playing much better basketball this month. This team needs to think long term instead of making the playoffs this year, but winning breeds confidence. A big week looms as the Bobcats visit ChExpand Description
Monday's OT loss to the Sixers hurts because Charlotte has been playing much better basketball this month. This team needs to think long term instead of making the playoffs this year, but winning breeds confidence. A big week looms as the Bobcats visit Chicago before hosting a Philly rematch, then the Hawks.Collapse Description
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23

16-22 1 12/25
Rendered rather defenseless Monday at the Staples Center as Blake Griffin went bananas. At least the Pacers got on the highlight shows, right? They're not getting there often with their play. Indiana is 3-7 in its last 10 and has fallen behind PhiladelphiExpand Description
Rendered rather defenseless Monday at the Staples Center as Blake Griffin went bananas. At least the Pacers got on the highlight shows, right? They're not getting there often with their play. Indiana is 3-7 in its last 10 and has fallen behind Philadelphia and Charlotte in the Eastern Conference standings.Collapse Description
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24

15-26 2 19/30
The Rip Hamilton saga continues as he's now out of the rotation altogether. This current group is going nowhere, but Detroit did upset Dallas Monday and rookie Greg Monroe is having a big month, perhaps giving hope for the future to an in-debt organizatioExpand Description
The Rip Hamilton saga continues as he's now out of the rotation altogether. This current group is going nowhere, but Detroit did upset Dallas Monday and rookie Greg Monroe is having a big month, perhaps giving hope for the future to an in-debt organization that currently has little. Collapse Description
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25

9-30 2 19/30
A usually miserable road team went into Madison Square Garden and dominated the Knicks, then had the Hawks on the ropes until the final second (literally) in a Monday matinee. Is this progress? Maybe, but this team has too much talent to play the way it'sExpand Description
A usually miserable road team went into Madison Square Garden and dominated the Knicks, then had the Hawks on the ropes until the final second (literally) in a Monday matinee. Is this progress? Maybe, but this team has too much talent to play the way it's played most of the season. Stay tuned.Collapse Description
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26

13-28 3 22/30
Andrea Bargnani is hot, averaging nearly 24 points per game this month. But the Raptors still can't keep up with good teams — and even other bad ones — on most nights. They've lost four straight, are 2-8 in their last 10 and are giving up almoExpand Description
Andrea Bargnani is hot, averaging nearly 24 points per game this month. But the Raptors still can't keep up with good teams — and even other bad ones — on most nights. They've lost four straight, are 2-8 in their last 10 and are giving up almost 105 points per night on average.Collapse Description
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27

10-32 2 23/30
New week, same story: Kevin Love is great. His team is really, really bad. Love has 28 consecutive double-doubles and an NBA-best 37 this season. But the Timberwolves keep turning the ball over, keep faltering in the fourth quarter and are 2-20 on the roaExpand Description
New week, same story: Kevin Love is great. His team is really, really bad. Love has 28 consecutive double-doubles and an NBA-best 37 this season. But the Timberwolves keep turning the ball over, keep faltering in the fourth quarter and are 2-20 on the road this season.Collapse Description
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28

12-27 1 18/30
Clicked in an upset of the Jazz Monday that gave the Wiz their first back to back wins of the season. John Wall looks healthy, hard to guard and posted a career-best 15 assists. Nick Young is averaging 22.5 points per game in January and shooting 50 perceExpand Description
Clicked in an upset of the Jazz Monday that gave the Wiz their first back to back wins of the season. John Wall looks healthy, hard to guard and posted a career-best 15 assists. Nick Young is averaging 22.5 points per game in January and shooting 50 percent from the field and doing it. Is there a bright future in D.C.? It's too early to tell, but there are signs. Collapse Description
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29

10-31 1 21/29
Still in the headlines because they are still flirting with Carmelo Anthony. The latest news is that the owner arrives from Russia this week and will seek a face-to-face recruitment meeting with the star who currently resides in Denver. Current team goingExpand Description
Still in the headlines because they are still flirting with Carmelo Anthony. The latest news is that the owner arrives from Russia this week and will seek a face-to-face recruitment meeting with the star who currently resides in Denver. Current team going nowhere. The Nets' point differential for the season is second-worst, in front of only Cleveland. Collapse Description
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8-32 - 19/30
The beat goes on, even after hitting absolute rock bottom in a 55-point loss at the Lakers last Tuesday. Believe it or not, it could have been worse. And with the limping Cavaliers struggling to even dress nine healthy players for each game, it still mighExpand Description
The beat goes on, even after hitting absolute rock bottom in a 55-point loss at the Lakers last Tuesday. Believe it or not, it could have been worse. And with the limping Cavaliers struggling to even dress nine healthy players for each game, it still might get worse.Collapse Description
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