NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings Week 11

Sam Amico

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Posted January 08, 2013 07:57 AM EST

Clippers remain class of league for third straight week, with Heat and Thunder continuing to give admirable chase. But watch out, kids: Celtics suddenly pulling it together.

Also, check out the week's top performances.

+6

Boston Celtics

-5

Denver Nuggets

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

27-8 - 1/9
As has been the case for much of the past decade, best team in LA is also best in entire league. No one has more fun playing together. And man, aren't those Blake Griffin commercials great?
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2

26-8 - 1/12
A loss to Wizards will usually drop you in rankings (just ask Heat). But at least Kevin Durant has pledged not to get thrown out anymore. That means Thunder have a chance to beat anyone, anywhere, anytime.
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3

23-9 - 1/4
Heat playing like most defending champions. They get bored enough to lose to occasional inferior opponent, but still great enough to know it's too early to worry about it.
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4

27-10 - 1/6
As usual, age of best players (Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, etc.) makes Spurs vulnerable. But as usual, precision and discipline make them true title contenders.
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5

22-10 - 1/10
Who knows if all those Rudy Gay trade rumors are true. Like most very good things about the Grizzlies, they inexplicably were pretty much ignored.
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6

23-11 - 2/12
Carmelo Anthony waited near Celtics' bus, reportedly to confront Kevin Garnett. But Melo and Knicks ought to be more irritated by uneven play as of late.
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7

22-11 - 4/21
Quick ball movement and overall determination make Mark Jackson into Coach of Year candidate. Suddenly, talking endlessly about game as broadcast analyst worthy job qualification.
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8

20-14 3 6/26
League's top-scoring team playing better in halfcourt lately. But still at best when James Harden running floor, finishing and drawing fouls.
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9

19-13 3 8/19
Lose to Bobcats, beat Heat on road. Either way, starting to resemble staunch defensive team that plays smart even without leader Derrick Rose.
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10

20-12 2 7/18
Athletic and enjoyable as ever offensively, but lapses on both ends keeping Hawks from great things. Could be one of more active teams at February trade deadline.
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11

20-14 2 5/21
Return to physical, gritty play means up-and-coming Pacers missing only one thing. Good news is, Danny Granger should return from injury just in time.
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12

17-17 6 4/18
Celtics finally playing team defense like everyone knew they could. Even better, offense coming around after all those offseason additions.
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13

19-15 - 13/23
Damian Lillard should not be missed. And even he says he's not best player on team. Now that LaMarcus Aldridge is back to form, Lillard may be right.
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14

19-15 3 5/17
Interim coach P.J. Carlesimo seems to have revitalized Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. Just wonder if it will actually last this time.
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15

20-16 5 4/24
Finally seeming to get what they needed – more games at home and more games against Lakers. No matter who or where Nuggets play, Ty Lawson one of league's most underrated.
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16

18-18 4 13/23
Give Al Jefferson credit. He says he's focused on Jazz, not impending free agency, and he's playing like he actually means it.
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17

16-16 2 5/20
Scott Skiles walked away from a contract extension and what appears to be a team in need of a life raft. Sometimes, coaching changes do the trick.
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18

15-18 4 3/21
Just throwing a bunch of big names together doesn't always work. At some point, someone has to be voice of reason, act like a grown-up and stop all the excuses. At least there's still time.
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19

15-15 3 9/23
Kevin Love re-injuring a broken hand adds more aggravation to a season of promise. Still, underrated coach Rick Adelman will likely find way to keep Wolves in games.
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20

15-20 1 8/22
Never know what you'll get from them night to night. Unlike recent seasons, however, Sixers no longer occasionally out-hustling league's best for surprising wins.
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21

13-22 4 21/29
DeMarcus Cousins arguably best all-around big man in game. Kings say they aren't trading him, and you can't blame them. But just imagine the potential return.
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22

13-22 1 4/22
Dirk Nowitzki says he's not really for building a team on hope. It's debatable whether Mavs have even that much anymore.
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23

13-23 - 21/30
Nice core of young guys (Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, Andre Drummond) surrounded by dead weight (Charlie Villanueva, Jonas Jerebko). Add it up, and there's enough for Pistons to pull a few surprises.
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24

12-22 2 21/30
Winless in first nine games without injured Glen Davis. Read: More changes need to be made, and Magic likely to make at least a few before season's end.
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25

9-25 2 13/29
Anthony Davis has been at his best since Eric Gordon jumped on board. If it continues, Hornets could be dangerous in season's second half.
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26

12-23 - 20/29
Word is, just about everyone's on trading block except Luis Scola (who can't be moved). Unfortunately for Suns, no one else really wants what they got.
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27

12-22 3 20/29
Alan Anderson among league's biggest individual surprises. But bottom line is not enough meshes. Worse, it's highly unlikely that'll change once Andrea Bargnani returns from injury.
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28

8-28 - 22/30
Beat the Bobcats and Wizards on the road, which is why Cavs are positioned here. But time is nearing for them to put all those assets and cap space to use.
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29

9-24 - 17/30
Reportedly one of teams ready to make a strong push for DeMarcus Cousins. If so, Kemba Walker only guy Bobcats need to insist on keeping.
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30

5-28 - 20/30
Garrett Temple starting at point guard. Nice guy, but until that changes, this is going to be a long one.
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