NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

Week 6 Power rankings

Zac Jackson

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Posted February 08, 2011 04:42 PM EST

Who's No. 1? Who's No. 30? Who's rising and falling? Check out our Power Rankings.

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+5

Houston Rockets

-9

Sacramento Kings

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

14-2 1 1/10
That they've taken the top spot yet just lost to in-state rival Dallas speaks volumes about how well the West's best teams are playing. That loss snapped a 12-game win streak for a team's that's playing fast and bounced back by outscoring New Orleans in tExpand Description
That they've taken the top spot yet just lost to in-state rival Dallas speaks volumes about how well the West's best teams are playing. That loss snapped a 12-game win streak for a team's that's playing fast and bounced back by outscoring New Orleans in the fourth quarter, 37-18, to grab a 14-point road win.Collapse Description
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2

13-4 1 1/7
No one except Kobe could buy a bucket in a surprising home loss to Indiana, but the Lakers were overdue for one of those nights. They still have championship experience, improved depth and the ability to play serious D when they need to, so they need to tExpand Description
No one except Kobe could buy a bucket in a surprising home loss to Indiana, but the Lakers were overdue for one of those nights. They still have championship experience, improved depth and the ability to play serious D when they need to, so they need to take the drop from the top as a sign of disrespect.Collapse Description
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3

12-4 - 1/6
Still the class of the East. The bench clearly misses injured vets Delonte West and Jermaine O'Neal, but with Rajon Rondo back that's less of a short-term concern. A big and busy week lies ahead as the Celtics try to avenge a loss in Cleveland, then returExpand Description
Still the class of the East. The bench clearly misses injured vets Delonte West and Jermaine O'Neal, but with Rajon Rondo back that's less of a short-term concern. A big and busy week lies ahead as the Celtics try to avenge a loss in Cleveland, then return home to play Portland and Chicago.Collapse Description
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4

14-5 - 4/26
Still rolling, having won six straight after Monday night's trashing of Milwaukee. Al Jefferson slowly is catching on, Deron Williams is dominating and Paul Millsap is still a force. It's awfully crowded atop the West, and Oklahoma City is making a NorthwExpand Description
Still rolling, having won six straight after Monday night's trashing of Milwaukee. Al Jefferson slowly is catching on, Deron Williams is dominating and Paul Millsap is still a force. It's awfully crowded atop the West, and Oklahoma City is making a Northwest Division charge, but the Jazz are a talented and professional group.Collapse Description
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5

13-4 1 1/10
Clicking, firing away and getting big baskets from lots of places, not just Dirk Nowitzki. They're getting stops, too, as Tyson Chandler has been a welcome and impactful addition. It's still too early to know if this team will hold up as the games get biExpand Description
Clicking, firing away and getting big baskets from lots of places, not just Dirk Nowitzki. They're getting stops, too, as Tyson Chandler has been a welcome and impactful addition. It's still too early to know if this team will hold up as the games get bigger, but for now the Mavs are playing as well as anyone.Collapse Description
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6

12-4 1 3/11
Won three straight and seven of 10 entering the week as Dwight Howard continues to dominate and the other guys are getting shots to fall. Vince Carter is nursing a knee injury and this team still tends to have unexplainable lapses, but Howard is good enouExpand Description
Won three straight and seven of 10 entering the week as Dwight Howard continues to dominate and the other guys are getting shots to fall. Vince Carter is nursing a knee injury and this team still tends to have unexplainable lapses, but Howard is good enough to give anybody lasting headaches.Collapse Description
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7

12-6 2 2/11
League's best free-throw shooting team used that skill, and late defense, to ice the Hornets on Monday night, salvaging a split of a back-to-back that started with a Sunday loss in Houston. Kevin Durant still is struggling to find his shot, but Russell WeExpand Description
League's best free-throw shooting team used that skill, and late defense, to ice the Hornets on Monday night, salvaging a split of a back-to-back that started with a Sunday loss in Houston. Kevin Durant still is struggling to find his shot, but Russell Westbrook has been great and the Thunder have won eight of their past 11.Collapse Description
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8

9-6 2 1/10
A couple close losses, one without Derrick Rose, have held the Bulls back. They should still jog to the Central Division title, and if Joakim Noah and Rose stay healthy, they'll be able to compete with anyone in the East. Keys will be defensive improvemenExpand Description
A couple close losses, one without Derrick Rose, have held the Bulls back. They should still jog to the Central Division title, and if Joakim Noah and Rose stay healthy, they'll be able to compete with anyone in the East. Keys will be defensive improvement and maturity.Collapse Description
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9

12-5 4 3/17
How good have Dallas and San Antonio been? These Hornets are 12-5 ... and in third place in their division. They've hit a dry spell against top-notch competition and probably aren't ready to consistently beat the West's best. But they're improved, and ChrExpand Description
How good have Dallas and San Antonio been? These Hornets are 12-5 ... and in third place in their division. They've hit a dry spell against top-notch competition and probably aren't ready to consistently beat the West's best. But they're improved, and Chris Paul gives them a chance every time out.Collapse Description
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10

10-8 2 2/10
Did LeBron bump his coach on purpose? Who's leaking the report that the players think their coach needs to go? Is anything about basketball with these guys? They've beaten exactly one team with a winning record in 18 games and are facing adversity. How wiExpand Description
Did LeBron bump his coach on purpose? Who's leaking the report that the players think their coach needs to go? Is anything about basketball with these guys? They've beaten exactly one team with a winning record in 18 games and are facing adversity. How will they respond? Stay tuned.Collapse Description
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11

10-6 - 6/16
Chauncey Billups is back, Carmelo Anthony seems happy (for now) and the Nuggets won an absolute shootout with Phoenix on Sunday night. A much-needed five-game homestand continues this week with favorable matchups with the Bucks and Clippers.
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12

8-7 2 12/25
Defeated the Heat and Lakers, both on the road, last week to officially stamp themselves as a playoff contender and a team nobody can look past. But overtime loss at home to the Thunder showed Indiana is not quite there yet. With Roy Hibbert and the defenExpand Description
Defeated the Heat and Lakers, both on the road, last week to officially stamp themselves as a playoff contender and a team nobody can look past. But overtime loss at home to the Thunder showed Indiana is not quite there yet. With Roy Hibbert and the defense on the improve, this is certainly a team to watch.Collapse Description
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13

8-9 1 10/20
The good news after getting torched for 138 points by Denver last Sunday night is that the Suns get three full days of rest before a home shootout with Golden State. The bad news is the rest of the West is pretty good and ready to further expose Phoenix'sExpand Description
The good news after getting torched for 138 points by Denver last Sunday night is that the Suns get three full days of rest before a home shootout with Golden State. The bad news is the rest of the West is pretty good and ready to further expose Phoenix's defensive and rebounding deficiencies.Collapse Description
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14

11-7 2 9/16
They still don't beat anybody good, and they're still a step or two behind the teams they're chasing. But the Hawks enter the week with the East's best road record (7-2) and make enough shots to have a puncher's chance against almost anybody.
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15

8-8 2 6/16
The offense has all but disappeared. The usually strong defense has struggled, too. They managed just 78 points in losing to the Hornets last week, then followed that by losing to New Jersey. Not a lot of bright spots.
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16

7-10 1 8/19
You have to wonder how long O.J. Mayo will continue to pretend he's content with coming off the bench. The Grizz still look much more like a bunch of talented individuals than a team on the rise, and they have a laundry list of close losses to prove that Expand Description
You have to wonder how long O.J. Mayo will continue to pretend he's content with coming off the bench. The Grizz still look much more like a bunch of talented individuals than a team on the rise, and they have a laundry list of close losses to prove that theory correct.Collapse Description
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17

8-9 3 17/26
David Lee is back, and he clearly makes the Warriors better at both ends. But does he make them good enough? The defense is improved but will have to be even better as the schedule is about to turn nasty, and the Warriors will need the offense to become mExpand Description
David Lee is back, and he clearly makes the Warriors better at both ends. But does he make them good enough? The defense is improved but will have to be even better as the schedule is about to turn nasty, and the Warriors will need the offense to become more consistent than instant.Collapse Description
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18

9-9 1 10/25
Beating the Bobcats twice and then the Pistons in OT isn't exactly a call to bring on the Lakers, but the Knicks need guys not named Amare' to step up. Landry Fields, Toney Douglas and Raymond Felton have been good enough.
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19

7-9 4 19/30
It's not just a big week. It's The Week as Boston visits Tuesday and The Chosen One returns as The Most Hated Guy Ever on Thursday night. Byron Scott sees progress, and Mo Williams is playing well. Stay tuned.
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20

5-12 5 10/25
Beating Oklahoma City in a close one could have been a sign this group was ready to turn a corner. But that was followed by a 10-point loss in Dallas that was more like a 30-point beatdown, proof that Houston has more than a couple holes left to fill.
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21

6-11 4 12/25
Just can't score, ranking dead last at 91 points per game. Missing injured Andrew Bogut has hurt, and a trip west brings new challenges. The good news is Brandon Jennings is playing well and Chris Douglas-Roberts is back, but until Bogut returns, this teaExpand Description
Just can't score, ranking dead last at 91 points per game. Missing injured Andrew Bogut has hurt, and a trip west brings new challenges. The good news is Brandon Jennings is playing well and Chris Douglas-Roberts is back, but until Bogut returns, this team is going nowhere fast.Collapse Description
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22

6-11 - 21/29
Avery Johnson's team is settling on a rotation and learning how to win, albeit slowly. It also got blown out by the hapless 76ers last week, but that's part of the process. The players are making progress while the decision-makers evaluate their options.
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23

6-11 5 18/29
Last year these guys at least played defense. This year they haven't done anything consistently and are officially in a funk after letting the Bucks score 104, which is usually a week's worth of Milwaukee points, in a weekend home loss.
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24

6-11 2 19/30
Detroit still has about eight guys who play the same position and a bunch of them who don't show up every night. But there is some talent, and for the spurts in which the Pistons click, they play a decent brand of basketball. Still have to think an overhaExpand Description
Detroit still has about eight guys who play the same position and a bunch of them who don't show up every night. But there is some talent, and for the spurts in which the Pistons click, they play a decent brand of basketball. Still have to think an overhaul is coming.Collapse Description
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25

6-11 1 22/30
Reggie Evans' foot injury is more bad news for a team that lacked a lot and now lacks its best rebounder and strongest inside presence. Now they'll likely get back to more run-and-gun, and if Peja Stojakovic can get healthy and comfortable, that might notExpand Description
Reggie Evans' foot injury is more bad news for a team that lacked a lot and now lacks its best rebounder and strongest inside presence. Now they'll likely get back to more run-and-gun, and if Peja Stojakovic can get healthy and comfortable, that might not be a bad thing.Collapse Description
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26

5-11 1 18/30
John Wall still isn't healthy. The Wiz are 0-8 on the road. At least they showed some fight in getting pushy and testy with Miami on Monday night. This season is all about learning, which won't happen until Wall gets back and the decision-makers see who fExpand Description
John Wall still isn't healthy. The Wiz are 0-8 on the road. At least they showed some fight in getting pushy and testy with Miami on Monday night. This season is all about learning, which won't happen until Wall gets back and the decision-makers see who follows his lead.Collapse Description
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27

4-13 1 12/29
Andre Iguodala's return provided a temporary boost, and things clicked in a win over the Nets. But the 76ers are still one of the worst teams in the league, still struggling for consistency on both ends and still capable of blowing any lead they're fortunExpand Description
Andre Iguodala's return provided a temporary boost, and things clicked in a win over the Nets. But the 76ers are still one of the worst teams in the league, still struggling for consistency on both ends and still capable of blowing any lead they're fortunate enough to build.Collapse Description
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28

3-15 1 15/29
Blake Griffin is a superstar. Right now. He put up 35 against the Jazz on Sunday and routinely fills highlight reels. If only his team could get some stops, or take a little better care of the ball, or not play in such a loaded Western Conference.
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29

4-13 1 23/30
Kevin Love is must-see TV, but the Timberwolves are still the Timberwolves. They blew a huge lead and lost to the Spurs in OT last week, then followed that with a rare offensive no-show against the Warriors. A long winter is ahead.
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30

4-11 9 19/30
What's going wrong? Just about everything. The Kings are 1-9 in their past 10, Tyreke Evans is struggling and DeMarcus Cousins was kicked out of Monday's practice, prompting more than a few around the league to say "told you so." The good news? Things canExpand Description
What's going wrong? Just about everything. The Kings are 1-9 in their past 10, Tyreke Evans is struggling and DeMarcus Cousins was kicked out of Monday's practice, prompting more than a few around the league to say "told you so." The good news? Things can only get better.Collapse Description
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