NBA POWER RANKINGS

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NBA Power Rankings Week 12

Sam Amico

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Posted March 13, 2012 01:34 PM EDT

Bulls hang on to the top spot, but a showdown with the Heat looms. A more telling league-wide story could take place the next day, when it's determined whether Dwight Howard will finish the season in Orlando or be part of a blockbuster trade. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks.

+5

Memphis Grizzlies

-5

Los Angeles Clippers

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

35-9 - 1/8
Have won 10 of 11. This despite Derrick Rose’s belief he doesn’t get enough respect from the refs. He might be right.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

31-9 1 1/5
Tough stretch coming up, highlighted by visit to Bulls and two games vs. Magic.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

32-9 1 1/4
Suffered first home loss to Eastern Conference team last week (Cleveland). Minor bump.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

27-13 - 1/11
Lost three of five, then got a home game against the Wizards. Everything suddenly OK again.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

27-15 2 5/16
Does Dwight Howard go -- or does Monta Ellis arrive -- by Thursday? The guess here is neither.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

24-16 5 6/24
Perhaps league’s most ignored team, they just keep getting better. No one wants to face them in playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

25-16 2 1/15
Can they land a top-notch point guard without giving up Pau Gasol?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

25-17 - 4/22
Improved play of Evan Turner off bench putting them back in early season form.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

24-17 3 4/14
Lots of trade chatter surrounding Josh Smith, Marvin Williams and Kirk Hinrich.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

23-16 - 5/24
One of the few Eastern teams that has actually fared better vs. the West.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

23-17 5 5/21
Should be more cohesive but have lost four of five. Time to trade for a veteran guard?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

23-19 2 5/19
Seem to be banking on the idea that not making a trade, and familiarity, will result in playoff success.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

23-20 4 2/15
Have won just two of past 10, but easy part of schedule coming up.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

22-19 1 2/19
Danny Ainge trying with all his might to pull deal that will make them championship-worthy again.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

22-20 - 10/25
Luis Scola says they’re no longer playing the right way. Won’t get any easier without Kyle Lowry.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

18-24 5 13/24
Played best basketball of year about same time Andrew Bogut trade rumors heated up.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

22-21 - 17/29
Scored 127 points (at Phoenix) in first game without Ricky Rubio.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

20-21 1 7/25
Raja Bell back in team’s good graces. Al Jefferson just good.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

18-24 3 3/21
Six-game losing streak giving their fans Lindigestion.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

16-23 3 16/28
Road wins vs. Nuggets and Thunder quickly put them back in playoff chase.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

20-21 3 5/21
Seem to be regretting offseason trade for Raymond Felton. Might trade him again.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

19-22 2 12/24
Steve Nash saying all the right things, but it's hard to envision him wanting to return next season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

17-21 1 19/26
Still trying to figure out what dealing Monta Ellis to Magic might land them in return.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

15-27 - 22/29
Playing better as of late, but three road wins in 19 tries biggest sign they’re headed back to lottery.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

14-29 - 17/29
Even a trade for Dwight Howard can’t save them now.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

13-28 - 19/30
Andrea Bargnani returns from injury and Jose Calderon (sprained ankle) immediately goes down. Just the kind of year it’s been.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

14-27 - 23/29
Bad news? Have lost five of seven. Good? Next five are at home as they continue looking for a taker for J.J. Hickson.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

10-32 - 16/29
Might be willing to give up their draft pick from Minnesota if someone takes Emeka Okafor off their payroll.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

9-31 - 18/30
Aiming to trade practically everyone on the roster not named John Wall.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

6-34 - 23/30
Just beat 28th-ranked team by two points. Might be highlight of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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