NBA Power Rankings – March 26, 2014

1. San Antonio Spurs (53-16)
1. San Antonio Spurs (53-16)
The Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili on Saturday, yet still won their 13th straight game. Needless to say, this team looks like a title contender – again. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. Los Angeles Clippers (49-21)
2. Los Angeles Clippers (49-21)
The Clippers have won 12 of 13, and Chris Paul is averaging 19.1 points and 10.5 assists in March. Ship shape. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Oklahoma City Thunder (51-18)
3. Oklahoma City Thunder (51-18)
Breathe easy, Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook is okay, but this knee-injury trend is quite unsettling, to say the least. But hey, at least Kevin Durant went off for 51. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. Indiana Pacers (51-19)
4. Indiana Pacers (51-19)
The Pacers scored 71 points against Memphis on Saturday – their fewest since 2007 – and Andrew Bynum will be out indefinitely with swelling in his right knee. Oh boy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
5. Miami Heat (47-21)
5. Miami Heat (47-21)
Indiana (5-5) has been pretty bad in its last 10 games, but Miami (4-6) has been even worse. In fact, the Heat have lost seven of 11 and are three games back in the standings. Wednesday’s game in Indiana will be must-see TV. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Houston Rockets (47-22)
6. Houston Rockets (47-22)
Dwight Howard (ankle) has missed three straight games. No matter. The Rockets have won all three. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Golden State Warriors (44-27)
7. Golden State Warriors (44-27)
Saturday’s loss to the Spurs snapped a three-game win streak, but Stephen Curry has been playing out of his mind lately. He’s averaging 27.6 points and 7.0 assists in his last five games. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Dallas Mavericks (42-29)
8. Dallas Mavericks (42-29)
The Mavs rank in the top 10 in the NBA in scoring and assists, but they’re 27th in rebounding and near the bottom third in scoring defense. If they miss the playoffs, we’ll know why. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
9. Chicago Bulls (39-31)
9. Chicago Bulls (39-31)
The Bulls are a so-so 7-5 in March, but Joakim Noah – with averages of 14.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.5 steals – has been a beast. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
10. Brooklyn Nets (37-31)
10. Brooklyn Nets (37-31)
The Nets have won four straight, nine of 11 and are 27-10 since New Year’s. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Memphis Grizzlies (41-28)
11. Memphis Grizzlies (41-28)
The Grizzlies, 9-3 in March, are trending in the right direction. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Portland Trail Blazers (45-25)
12. Portland Trail Blazers (45-25)
Portland, which has lost seven of 11, is fading fast. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Toronto Raptors (39-30)
13. Toronto Raptors (39-30)
Toronto’s hold on the 3-seed in the East is by no means a lock. Seeds 3 through 5 are suddenly separated by just 1.5 games. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Phoenix Suns (41-29)
14. Phoenix Suns (41-29)
Phoenix got its three-game road trip off on the right foot Sunday, beating Minnesota 127-120. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Washington Wizards (36-34)
15. Washington Wizards (36-34)
Washington is a game above .500 at home (17-16) and a game above .500 (19-18) on the road. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. Charlotte Bobcats (34-36)
16. Charlotte Bobcats (34-36)
The Bobcats are 7-3 in their last 10 games. They’ve allowed an average of 91.6 points in the wins and an average of 104 in the losses. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
17. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-34)
17. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-34)
If Kevin Love goes for 36 and 14, that’s a game you need to win. Instead, Minnesota allowed 127 points to Phoenix on Sunday – and no, the game didn’t go to overtime. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. Atlanta Hawks (31-37)
18. Atlanta Hawks (31-37)
The Hawks lost 14 of 15 and then won five straight. They’ve since lost two in a row. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. New York Knicks (29-41)
19. New York Knicks (29-41)
Sunday’s loss to Cleveland snapped an eight-game winning streak. Still, the playoff are a possibility. (Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
20. New Orleans Pelicans (29-40)
20. New Orleans Pelicans (29-40)
Anthony Davis is averaging 32.3 points and 13.4 rebounds in his last eight games. That’s big time. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
21. Cleveland Cavaliers (27-44)
21. Cleveland Cavaliers (27-44)
Cleveland had lost eight of 10 but got a monster game on Sunday from Jarrett Jack, who finished with 31 points and 10 assists against the Knicks. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
22. Denver Nuggets (32-38)
22. Denver Nuggets (32-38)
J.J. Hickson will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, joining Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson as Nuggets who will have undergone season-ending surgery. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Detroit Pistons (25-44)
23. Detroit Pistons (25-44)
Detroit has lost five straight and eight of 10. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Sacramento Kings (25-45)
24. Sacramento Kings (25-45)
Still last in the league in assists, still 25th in points allowed. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Los Angeles Lakers (23-46)
25. Los Angeles Lakers (23-46)
The Lakers have lost seven of 10. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Utah Jazz (23-47)
26. Utah Jazz (23-47)
Utah is 2-8 in its last 10 games. The Jazz have been below average at home (15-19) but just awful on the road (8-28). (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Boston Celtics (23-47)
27. Boston Celtics (23-47)
The Celtics began February with a three-game winning streak. They’ve since gone 5-14. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
28. Orlando Magic (19-52)
28. Orlando Magic (19-52)
Nine straight losses. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
29. Milwaukee Bucks (13-57)
29. Milwaukee Bucks (13-57)
Seven straight losses. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
30. Philadelphia 76ers (15-55)
30. Philadelphia 76ers (15-55)
With 24 straight losses, Philadelphia is inching closer and closer to all-time futility. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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