NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings Week 14

Sam Amico

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Posted January 29, 2013 09:59 AM EST

Spurs claw way into top spot for first time all year, while Thunder, Heat and Clippers keep the top-four rotation going.

Also, check out the week's Top 5 performances.

+3

Milwaukee Bucks

-4

Orlando Magic

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

36-11 2 1/6
We all knew it was just a matter of time before the Spurs reached this spot at least once. Actually, we probably just keep waiting for them to collapse -- but Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich are as crafty as ever, folks.
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2

34-11 1 1/12
Is it possible Kevin Martin is even better suited for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook than James Harden? At the very least, it’s something to start thinking about.
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3

28-13 1 1/4
Another title run will prove NBA is shying away from traditional low-post play and all about having great wings. Because that’s the Heat: Soft in the middle with some great stuff around the edges.
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4

33-13 2 1/9
OK, so Chris Paul probably needs to stay healthy. That’s what we already knew, and rediscovered recently, Either way, it’ll be interesting to see if Clips are even better once Chauncey Billups returns.
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5

27-15 2 2/12
For as much credit as Carmelo Anthony gets (and deserves), it’s Raymond Felton who makes their lethal pick-and-roll game go. Return of Iman Shumpert should shore up sometimes shaky perimeter D.
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6

29-15 1 1/10
Perimeter shooting is their Achilles’ heel. How they address it going forward (via a Rudy Gay trade?) will determine if they’re a true contender.
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7

27-17 1 4/21
Andrew Bogut is back (for now) and David Lee is an All-Star. Steph Curry should be one, too. If Curry uses his omission as motivation, watch out.
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8

27-17 2 8/19
Figured out how to play without Derrick Rose. With him seemingly set to return, the rest of the East can start getting a little nervous..
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9

28-18 2 4/24
Won 19 of first 30 against West opponents. Guess who Nuggets will face in playoffs? And who ever thought Andre Iguodala might turn into best piece in trade that also involved Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum?
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10

27-18 1 5/17
Offense is coming together since P.J. Carlesimo took over. But defense still has a ways to go before anyone considers Nets a contender.
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11

26-19 3 5/21
If Danny Granger isn’t traded, can he be convinced to come off bench when he returns? Paul George is, after all, the resident shot-taker and All-Star here now.
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12

23-19 3 5/20
Like a lot of teams that experience a coaching change, Bucks are playing together and well under Jim Boylan. The result has been more easy baskets, higher scoring and a real shot at becoming a darkhorse.
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13

25-19 1 7/18
Are the Hawks really this solid or are they having success because some East opponents are really struggling? We may not know the real answers about this team until after the trade deadline.
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14

25-22 2 6/26
Seem to have reconnected with their fast-paced ways, and that’s when James Harden and Rockets are at their best. Still, overall youth can be maddening.
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15

24-21 2 13/23
What football coach Dennis Green once said about the Chicago Bears could just as easily apply to the Jazz: They are who we thought they were. But ball movement and shot selection are rarely in question and that always gives Jazz a chance.
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16

21-23 2 4/18
Life without Rajon Rondo begins. It probably won’t be real pretty for aged team that was below .500 when he got hurt. Then again, they did beat the Heat.
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17

22-22 - 13/23
Still too young to know what games you just can’t lose. Still time for Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest to get it figured out.
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18

19-25 3 3/21
They’ve tempted us into believing they’re righting the ship too many times to put a bunch of stock in their win over Thunder. But at least they’re tempting us again.
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19

19-25 1 4/22
No team deserves a bigger, fatter and solid “C” for the first-half body of work. Question is, will it even matter if Dirk Nowitzki gets back to being the Dirk Nowitzki we know and love?
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20

18-26 - 8/22
They’ve been dealing with their own unfortunate injury to a key player (Andrew Bynum) all season. Now that it’s happened to their biggest rival (Rajon Rondo, Boston), Sixers can consider playoffs a real possibility.
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21

17-24 2 9/23
Play hard and smart. Something to be said for that. A lot more to be said for it, however, if Kevin Love is in uniform.
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22

17-27 - 21/30
Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight aren’t there yet. Most everyone else can get in the way. Pistons still focusing on the former and that’s a good thing.
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23

17-29 - 21/29
New ownership, management and location could make them an entirely different thing next season. In the meantime, all DeMarcus Cousins and the rest can do is audition for future role.
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24

15-29 - 13/29
When a nickname change to the Pelicans is creating most of the buzz, you know you’ve got a ways to go. But Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis should be able to play well under any moniker.
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25

16-29 1 20/29
They supposedly want Rudy Gay. Or they might be willing to move Kyle Lowry to Boston. No matter how you spin it, stability resides elsewhere.
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26

13-32 2 22/30
Kyrie Irving is a heck of a top option and responsible for Cavs’ sudden rise. Robbing Memphis of Marreese Speights and Wayne Ellington sure hasn’t hurt, either.
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27

15-30 2 20/29
With Lindsey Hunter on bench, things could suddenly shift to developing some of the guys who never got much of a chance. And, perhaps, trading for a few more in February.
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28

11-32 1 20/30
Won 11 of first 43 games and people still haven’t eliminated Wiz from playoff race. Either the East really stinks or folks’ expectations for John Wall are at an all-time high.
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29

14-30 4 21/30
This roster got a chance and ultimately proved one thing: It’s time to start planning the rebuild and finding a new centerpiece.
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30

11-33 - 17/30
Not as bad as they were last year. They won seven games last year. That’s hard to top. Complete lack of team defense may get Bobcats somewhere close, though.
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