NBA Power Rankings

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1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 46-8
Draymond Green became the first player to record a triple-double without scoring at least 10 points; he had 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals on Friday in a win over the Grizzlies. The Dubs’ victory over the Grizz was the team’s first in three games against Memphis this year. Golden State has won three in a row, all by at least 15 points to push its margin of victory to 13.3 points a game.
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 41-13
The Spurs have dropped two of four. Kawhi Leonard topped the 30-point mark for the 18th time this season in Sunday’s loss to the Knicks. San Antonio is the only team in the league shooting above 40 percent from long distance. They are third in league in free-throw shooting and field-goal shooting.
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 37-16
The Cavs are 5-1 in February. Kyle Korver is hitting his stride, averaging 15.8 points while knocking down 3.2 triples a game over the last six games. Kevin Love will miss the Cavs’ next game against Minnesota on Tuesday with left knee soreness. Derrick Williams, who recently signed a 10-day contract, has put up 19 points in two games for the Cavs.
4 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 40-17
James Harden poured in 40 points as the Rockets earned their 40th victory of the season with a 133-102 win over the Suns. The 40 victories in 57 games is the team’s second-best record in franchise history. Patrick Beverley is averaging 13.6 points and 6.2 caroms over the last five games.
5 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 35-19
The C’s have won nine of 10 and are clearly the second-best team in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics, who get an average of 30 points from their bench, received 50 points from their reserves in a win over Utah on Saturday as Kelly Olynyk, Gerald Green and James Young all reached double-figures.
6 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 32-21
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The Wiz have the second-best winning percentage since Jan. 1 (16-5), behind the Warriors. Washington has won 17 of its last 18 home games with their only loss coming against the Cavs. The Wizards upped their record to 12-6 in games decided by five points or fewer following their victory over the Pacers on Saturday.
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 33-23
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The Griz are just 11-9 since Jan. 1. Mike Conley has scored 20 points, 20 times this season.
8 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 31-23
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The Hawks are 5-5 in their last 10 games with four of the losses coming by double-digits. They now have a -0.3 scoring margin for the season. Atlanta is in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, a-half game behind the Raptors.
9 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 31-24
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Rookie point guard Cameron Payne, who has appeared in 17 games, scored a career-high 15 points in a victory over the Cavs on Thursday. The Thunder have lost two of three and are 11-16 against teams with a .500 or better record.
10 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 34-21
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The Jazz have dropped two in a row, giving up 112 points in each. They've lost their last four games overall when they have given up 100 or more points. Rudy Gobert has registered 37 double-doubles this season while also blocking a shot in 52 straight games.
11 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 33-21
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The Clips have won two straight. Los Angeles outscored Charlotte’s reserves (49-30) in their victory on Saturday to improve to 19-9 when their reserves have produced more points than their opponents. Jamal Crawford is fifth all-time in three-point makes in the NBA with 2,009, moving past Vince Carter.
12 Miami Heat Miami Heat 24-31
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The Heat had their league-high 13-game winning streak snapped by the 76ers on Saturday. The winning streak was the third-longest in franchise history and the longest in NBA history by a team with a losing record. Goran Dragic has scored at least 30 points in two of his last four games and is averaging nearly 24 points in February.
13 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 29-25
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The Pacers are on a three-game skid, dropping their record to 13-7 since Jan. 1. Thaddeus Young has missed five straight with a sprained left wrist.
14 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 32-23
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The Raptors are on their fifth losing streak since Christmas and are just 10-15 in that time. DeMar DeRozan has scored 20 or more points in 20 consecutive games. Toronto is 1-5 on Sunday home games.
15 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 26-29
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The Pistons have won three of four and are 5-2 over the last seven games. Detroit rallied from its biggest fourth-quarter deficit in regulation when they came back from 16 points down to defeat the Raptors on Sunday. Andre Drummond has 216 double-doubles since entering the league in 2012, the most during that span.
16 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 22-32
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The Mavs are 16-12 since starting the season 6-20. Seth Curry has drilled over 45 percent of his three-point attempts since Dec. 1. Salah Mejri grabbed 15 rebounds in a win over Orlando on Saturday for his fourth double-figure-rebound game of the season.
17 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 22-33
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The Kings have jumped back in the thick of the competition for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference by winning three straight and five of their last 10. Willie Cauley-Stein has been more of scoring threat over the last 10 games, tallying double-figures in five of those games. He is averaging 8.8 points a game in the month of February.
18 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 26-29
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The Bulls have lost four of five. Chicago, last in the NBA with 6.4 triples a game, sank 10 three-pointers for the first time in 16 games on Saturday. Jimmy Butler has missed three of four games, and the Bulls are 1-5 without their leading scorer.
19 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 24-30
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The Nuggets have split their last six games. Denver traded Jusuf Nurkic to Portland for Mason Plumlee on Sunday.
20 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 23-31
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The Blazers are 2-4 in their last six and are currently one game behind the Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Damian Lillard has scored 27 or more points in seven of his last 10 games.
21 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 24-30
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The Hornets have lost nine of 10 to fall to ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Frank Kaminsky has tallied double-figures in four of five games and is averaging 16.0 points in February. Charlotte is 16-12 at home.
22 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 21-34
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The Pelicans went 2-2 in their last four. New Orleans hasn't won two games in a row since defeating the Knicks and Nets on Jan. 9 and 12.
23 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 21-34
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The Wolves went 2-2 this past week. Minnesota defeated Chicago on Saturday to sweep the season series and is 11-13 against Eastern Conference teams.
24 New York Knicks New York Knicks 23-33
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The Knicks went 1-3 this past week and are 3-7 in their last 10. Carmelo Anthony moved past Charles Barkley and into 25th place on the NBA all-time scoring list after dumping in 25 points against the Spurs on Sunday. New York ranks third in the league in block shots and rebounds.
25 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 20-34
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The Sixers are on their first winning streak since Jan. 24 and 25. Nerlens Noel has scored 29 points over the last two games, and has now tallied double-figures nine times this year. Joel Embiid has missed nine consecutive games and 23 games this year overall. Philadelphia is 7-16 in those contests.
26 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 23-30
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The Bucks are 7-14 since Jan. 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in a career-high 41 points in a loss to the Lakers on Friday. Milwaukee has won two in a row on the road to improve to 10-16 away from home.
27 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 19-37
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The Lakers have won two of three to end their five-game road trip with a 2-3 record and improve to 7-24 away from home. Los Angeles shot an NBA season-best 82 percent from the field as they scored 47 points in the first quarter in their win over Milwaukee on Friday.
28 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 20-36
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The Magic have dropped four straight and are 2-8 over the last 10. On Monday, Orlando ends a road swing in which they have played 13 of their last 19 games away from home.
29 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 17-38
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Phoenix has lost nine of 11 games. The Suns earned their first home victory since Jan. 3, with a 115-97 win over the Bulls on Friday. They are second in the league in fast break points, averaging 17.6 a game.
30 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 9-45
The Nets have lost 12 in a row and 21 of 22 in 2017. Brooklyn has twice as many wins against Western Conference teams (6) as they do against Eastern Conference squads. They are winless in their last 14 games at the Barclays Center after starting the season at 7-8 there.

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