NBA Power Rankings – November 4, 2013

1. Miami Heat (2-2)
1. Miami Heat (2-2)
Another early season championship hangover. Move along. Nothing to see here. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. Indiana Pacers (3-0)
2. Indiana Pacers (3-0)
Indiana is getting it done like it always does – with defense and rebounding. It also helps that Roy Hibbert is averaging almost five blocks per game. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
3. Houston Rockets (3-0)
3. Houston Rockets (3-0)
A 26-rebound debut? Welcome to Houston, Dwight. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. San Antonio Spurs (2-1)
4. San Antonio Spurs (2-1)
Tony Parker is averaging 18 points, eight assists and 33.3 minutes per game – all team highs. This is his team now. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. Los Angeles Clippers (2-1)
5. Los Angeles Clippers (2-1)
Through three games, Chris Paul was leading the NBA in points (27.7) and assists (12.0). He’s in store for an MVP-caliber year. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1)
6. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1)
The Thunder were last in the league in assists through two games. Russell Westbrook will change that. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
7. Golden State Warriors (2-1)
7. Golden State Warriors (2-1)
Scoring is nice, but sharing is better. The Warriors lead the league with 29.3 assists per game. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Minnesota Timberwolves (3-0)
8. Minnesota Timberwolves (3-0)
When Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are both healthy, this is a different team. A very different team. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
9. Chicago Bulls (1-2)
9. Chicago Bulls (1-2)
Derrick Rose looks rusty – he’s shooting just .288 from the floor – but he’ll be back to his old self soon enough. Hopefully. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
10. Brooklyn Nets (1-2)
10. Brooklyn Nets (1-2)
Brooklyn beat the Heat but lost to Cleveland and Orlando. Hmm... (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
11. Dallas Mavericks (2-1)
11. Dallas Mavericks (2-1)
Monta Ellis shot just 12-of-33 (.364) in back-to-back games against Memphis and Houston. Luckily, the Mavs were able to win one of them. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (1-2)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (1-2)
Where’s the defense? The Grizzlies rank 27th in the league in points per game allowed (106.7). (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Portland Trail Blazers (2-1)
13. Portland Trail Blazers (2-1)
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard – both of whom are averaging 25+ points per game – have Portland off to a great start. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
14. New York Knicks (1-2)
14. New York Knicks (1-2)
The Knicks held their first two opponents – Milwaukee and Chicago – to 83 and 81 points, respectively. Then they allowed 109 to Minnesota. That’s more like it. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (2-2)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (2-2)
The season-opening win over the Clippers may have been fool’s gold, as the Lakers lost by 31 to the Warriors the very next night. Consistency will be an issue this season. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
16. Toronto Raptors (2-1)
16. Toronto Raptors (2-1)
The Raptors are leading the NBA in rebounds and have four players – DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson – averaging at least 12.3 points per game. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
17. Detroit Pistons (2-1)
17. Detroit Pistons (2-1)
Greg Monroe has been Detroit’s best player so far. That’s not good. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. Philadelphia 76ers (3-0)
18. Philadelphia 76ers (3-0)
If we’re not selling the Heat at 2-2, why buy the Sixers at 3-0? (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (1-2)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (1-2)
It’s only three games, but Anthony Davis leads New Orleans in points (23.7), rebounds (12.3), steals (2.7) and blocks (4.0). That’s pretty impressive; it’s also not necessarily a good thing. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
20. Atlanta Hawks (1-2)
20. Atlanta Hawks (1-2)
Led by Jeff Teague, the Hawks have six players averaging double figures. But can this team make the playoffs? (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. Denver Nuggets (0-2)
21. Denver Nuggets (0-2)
At 48 rebounds per game – third-best in the NBA – the Nuggets are getting it done on the glass, just not the win column. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
22. Orlando Magic (2-2)
22. Orlando Magic (2-2)
When your top scorers are Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson and Nikola Vucevic, you know it’s going to be a long season. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Phoenix Suns (2-1)
23. Phoenix Suns (2-1)
The Suns’ top five scorers are Eric Bledsoe (20), Goran Dragic (15.5), Miles Plumlee (15.5), P.J. Tucker (15) and Dionte Christmas (9). This team has no chance of competing. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2)
Not a great start for Kyrie Irving, who’s shooting .340 percent from the floor (17-of-50) and .125 (1-of-8) from three-point range. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Sacramento Kings (1-2)
25. Sacramento Kings (1-2)
DeMarcus Cousins has been great so far – team-highs in points (20.7), rebounds (10.3), steals (2.7) and blocks (1.3) – but let’s see how he reacts when the osses pile. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Charlotte Bobcats (1-2)
26. Charlotte Bobcats (1-2)
Can’t score (28th in the league), can’t rebound (26th), can’t pass (27th). Hello, lottery. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)
27. Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)
The Bucks, with six players averaging between 10 and 13 points, have a lot of so-so players – certainly no great ones, and very few good ones. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
28. Washington Wizards (0-3)
28. Washington Wizards (0-3)
John Wall has made three three-pointers this year. He made just three in all of 2011-12. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Boston Celtics (0-3)
29. Boston Celtics (0-3)
With Rajon Rondo (knee) out for the foreseeable future, it’s going to get ugly this year. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
30. Utah Jazz (0-3)
30. Utah Jazz (0-3)
Utah’s leading scorer at 18 points per game? Alec Burks, ladies and gentlemen. Alec Burks. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
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