NBA POWER RANKINGS

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NBA Power Rankings Week 8

Sam Amico

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Posted February 14, 2012 06:42 AM EST

Things remain steady at the top with the Heat, Bulls and Thunder maintaining their lofty posts. But serious jostling for playoff positions under way in the middle of the pack. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks.

+5

Orlando Magic

-5

Denver Nuggets

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

22-7 - 1/5
Depth remains an issue, but Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh appear to be more cohesive than ever.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

23-7 - 1/8
Balanced, poised, well-coached and defensive-minded. It’s no wonder they often still find a way without Derrick Rose.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

21-6 - 1/4
Kevin Durant a modern-day George Gervin, and Russell Westbrook having best month as a pro. Maybe it’s time to stop saying they’re too young to win it all.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

20-9 - 4/22
Too many fans outside of Philly still don’t believe teamwork and intelligent basketball can carry you far. Time for those fans to start accepting reality. The Sixers are young, confident and deep.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

19-9 1 1/11
They’ve been there before and are showing it by just winning, baby. Just wait until Manu Ginobili gets back.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

18-11 3 2/15
Defending champs doing things much the same thing they did last season: Playing good enough right now, and waiting to pounce on you in the playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

17-9 2 5/21
Who would have guessed that Kenyon Martin still had something left? What’s even more surprising is they’ve almost been every bit as good without Chauncey Billups.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

18-10 - 4/14
Josh Smith was the biggest All-Star game snub. Will flighty Hawks ever live up to their talent?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

18-11 5 5/16
Staying afloat despite fact decision day nearing for Dwight Howard, a.k.a. The Big Distraction.
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10

17-10 - 5/24
We all knew they would hit a rough patch, but still dangerous and likely to be even more so once Danny Granger finally starts finding the range again.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

16-12 1 1/15
Metta World Peace seems to be on brink of Major World Collapse. Lakers, meanwhile, just look average.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

16-12 5 5/19
Sentences you never thought you’d read a year ago: Life without Danilo Gallinari has been incredibly difficult.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

15-12 2 2/19
Healthy Rajon Rondo makes a huge difference. So do role players who finally seem to be coming around a little.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

16-12 1 10/25
The league’s most underappreciated team during season’s first half. Kevin McHale? Coach of the year? Hey, don’t laugh.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

15-13 1 5/21
LaMarcus Aldridge has been fabulous, but not getting enough production from bench. Wouldn’t hurt for someone besides Aldridge to score on consistent basis, either.
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16

13-15 2 3/21
It’s been All Jeremy Lin, All The Time. Wonder if Knicks can keep it going when guys who have been doing this awhile (Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire) return.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

14-13 4 7/25
Never know what to expect from night to night. But if it involves a road game, it usually doesn’t turn out too well.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

14-14 1 6/24
Haven’t been able to ride the hot streak that began in last season’s playoffs, but that likely has something to do with Zach Randolph’s injury. Question is, will O.J. Mayo still be on team after March 15?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

11-14 5 19/26
Stephen Curry is completely healthy and he and his teammates are starting to take to Mark Jackson. All of which makes late-season playoff push suddenly believable.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

13-16 - 17/29
Hot and cold, which is actually better than some experts predicted. But even when cold, how can you resist watching Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

12-16 2 13/24
Most of us thought they would be better. Unfortunately for Bucks fans, they look like every other team that’s ever had Stephen Jackson and Mike Dunleavy on it.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

12-16 - 12/24
How they even manage to continue to play respectable and stay in most games is downright puzzling. Unless you consider they still have that Steve Nash guy.
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23

10-16 2 16/28
Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao snubbed for All-Star game, then injured immediately after. It’s been a rough month so far for Cavs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

10-17 1 23/29
Will never be accused of playing “the right way,” but Keith Smart has them suddenly playing scrappy. That in itself is quite an accomplishment.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

9-20 1 19/30
Andrea Bargnani has been working out in training pool. When you’re the Raptors, that’s never good news.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

8-21 1 22/29
On the bright side, there are about seven guys in the college draft who could immediately help these guys. Then again, the Pistons could use all seven.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

8-21 2 17/29
Every coach who voted for Deron Williams to make the All-Star team should be sentenced to a season trying to coach the Nets.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

6-22 - 18/30
Young, but not hungry. Unless you’re talking about getting more shots than your teammates.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

5-23 - 16/29
Only three players averaging more than 11 points per game, and their leading scorer (Jarrett Jack) is only around 15. No defense in the world could overcome that.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

3-25 - 23/30
Well, it’s settled. Michael Jordan has proven that once again, he would be the best player on his team. Even at the age of 49.
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