NBA Power Rankings – Week 5

NBA Power Rankings – Week 5

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1 – Boston Celtics (14-2) +13.5 last week rank: 1
Week results: 2-1 (@ Cle, NY, @ Mia)

2 – Phoenix Suns (13-4) +5.7 last week rank: 2
Week results: 2-2 (@ GS, Hou, Orl, @ NY)

3 – Orlando Magic (15-4) +6.9 last week rank: 4
Week results: 3-1 (@ Por, @ Sea, @ Pho, @ LAL)

4 – San Antonio Spurs (15-3) +9.5 last week rank: 3
Week results: 2-1 (@ Sac, Was, @ Min, Por)

5 – Golden State Warriors (9-7) +1.5 last week rank: 13
Week results: 4-0 (Pho, @ Sac, Hou, @ Sea)

6 – Utah Jazz (12-5) +8.8 last week rank: 5
Week results: 2-1 (@ NY, @ Phi, LAL)

7 – Detroit Pistons (11-5) +8.0 last week rank: 11
Week results: 3-0 (Cle, @ Mil, NJ)

8 – Dallas Mavericks (11-6) +4.4 last week rank: 6
Week results: 2-2 (Was, Min, Por, @ NO)

9 – New Orleans Hornets (12-6) +3.5 last week rank: 8
Week results: 2-1 (Min, @ Atl, Dal)

10 – Denver Nuggets (11-7) +5.1 last week rank: 9
Week results: 2-2 (Ind, @ LAL, LAC, Mia)

11 – LA Lakers (9-8) +3.5 last week rank: 14
Week results: 1-2 (Sea, Den, @ Uta, @ Orl)

12 – Toronto Raptors (9-8) +3.9 last week rank: 16
Week results: 2-1 (Mem, Cle, @ Was)

13 – Houston Rockets (9-9) +1.4 last week rank: 15
Week results: 2-2 (@ LAC, @ Pho, @ GS, @ Sac)

14 – New Jersey Nets (8-9) –7.2 last week rank: 10
Week results: 1-2 (Mem, Phi, @ Det)

15 – Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9) –3.6 last week rank: 12
Week results: 1-3 (Bos, @ Det, @ Tor, @ Bos)

16 – Indiana Pacers (9-9) –1.3 last week rank: 18
Week results: 3-1 (@ Den, @ Por, @ Sea, @ LAC)

17 – Washington Wizards (8-9) –0.4 last week rank: 19
Week results: 2-2 (@ Dal, @ SA, @ Phi, Tor)

18 – Sacramento Kings (6-10) –3.8 last week rank: 23
Week results: 2-1 (SA, GS, Hou)

19 – Memphis Grizzlies (6-10) –1.0 last week rank: 24
Week results: 2-1 (@NJ, @ Tor, Min)

20 – Milwaukee Bucks (7-8) –4.3 last week rank: 7
Week results: 0-4 (Phi, @ Atl, @ NY, Det)

21 – Chicago Bulls (4-10) –6.6 last week rank: 28
Week results: 2-0 (Atl, Cha)

22 – Atlanta Hawks (6-9) –2.1 last week rank: 21
Week results: 1-2 (@ Chi, Mil, NO)

23 – LA Clippers (6-9) –5.3 last week rank: 17
Week results: 0-3 (Hou, @ Den, Ind)

24 – Philadelphia 76ers (5-11) –2.8 last week rank: 26
Week results: 2-2 (@ Mil, Uta, Was, @ NJ)

25 – Miami Heat (4-12) – 5.1 last week rank: 25
Week results: 1-2 (Cha, Bos, @ Den)

26 – Charlotte Bobcats (6-9) –4.9 last week rank: 20
Week results: 0-2 (@ Mia, @ Chi)

27 – Portland Trailblazers (5-12) –6.2 last week rank: 22
Week results: 0-4 (Orl, Ind, @ Dal, @ SA)

28 – New York Knicks (5-11) –8.6 last week rank: 27
Week results: 2-2 (Uta, @ Bos, Mil, Pho)

29 – Seattle Supersonics (3-15) –8.8 last week rank: 29
Week results: 1-3 (@ LAL, Orl, Ind, GS)

30 – Minnesota Timberwolves (2-13) –9.0 last week rank: 30
Week results: 1-3 (@ NO, @ Dal, SA, @ Mem)

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NBA Power Rankings – Week 4

NBA Power Rankings – Week 4

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1 – Boston Celtics (11-1) +13.0 last week rank: 1
Week results: 3-0 (GS, LAL, @ Cha)

2 – Phoenix Suns (11-2) +7.9 last week rank: 2
Week results: 3-0 (@ Sac, Sac, LAC)

3 – San Antonio Spurs (12-2) +9.5 last week rank: 3
Week results: 4-0 (Orl, Mem, @ Sea)

4 – Orlando Magic (12-3) +6.8 last week rank: 5
Week results: 3-1 (@ NO, @ SA, Cha, Mia)

5 – Utah Jazz (10-4) +8.5 last week rank: 9
Week results: 3-0 (NJ, NO, @ Det)

6 – Dallas Mavericks (9-4) +5.7 last week rank: 4
Week results: 2-2 (Tor, @ Hou, @ Ind, @ Mil)

7 – Milwaukee Bucks (7-4) –0.5 last week rank: 16
Week results: 3-0 (@ Cle, LAL, Dal)

8 – New Orleans Hornets (10-5) +4.1 last week rank: 6
Week results: 1-3 (Orl, Ind, @ Uta, @ LAC)

9 – Denver Nuggets (9-5) +5.6 last week rank: 8
Week results: 2-2 (Chi, @ LAC, Min, @ Hou)

10 – New Jersey Nets (7-7) –6.8 last week rank: 26
Week results: 3-1 (@ Uta, @ Por, @ Sea, @ LAL)

11 – Detroit Pistons (8-5) +3.4 last week rank: 10
Week results: 2-1 (NY, Phi, Uta)

12 – Cleveland Cavaliers (8-6) –1.1 last week rank: 13
Week results: 3-1 (Mil, @ Min, Tor, @ Ind)

13 – Golden State Warriors (5-7) –2.5 last week rank: 17
Week results: 3-1 (@ NY, @ Bos, @ Was, @ Phi)

14 – LA Lakers (7-6) +4.2 last week rank: 7
Week results: 1-3 (@ Ind, @ Mil, @ Bos, NJ)

15 – Houston Rockets (7-7) +2.1 last week rank: 11
Week results: 1-2 (Dal, @ Mia, Den)

16 – Toronto Raptors (7-7) +3.6 last week rank: 12
Week results: 2-2 (@ Dal, @ Mem, @ Cle, Chi)

17 – LA Clippers (6-6) –3.4 last week rank: 19
Week results: 1-2 (Den, @ Pho, NO)

18 – Indiana Pacers (6-8) –2.6 last week rank: 21
Week results: 2-2 (LAL, @ NO, Dal, Cle)

19 – Washington Wizards (6-7) –0.5 last week rank: 14
Week results: 2-2 (Phi, @ Char, GS, @ Mem)

20 – Charlotte Bobcats (6-7) –2.8 last week rank: 15
Week results: 1-3 (Por, Was, @ Orl, Bos)

21 – Atlanta Hawks (5-7) –2.5 last week rank: 20
Week results: 2-1 (SA, @ Mia, @ Min)

22 – Portland Trailblazers (5-8) –4.4 last week rank: 18
Week results: 1-2 (@ Cha, NJ, Sac)

23 – Sacramento Kings (4-9) –5.8 last week rank: 22
Week results: 0-3 (Pho, @ Pho, Por)

24 – Memphis Grizzlies (4-9) –3.1 last week rank: 27
Week results: 2-2 (Sea, Tor, @ SA, Was)

25 – Miami Heat (3-10) – 5.0 last week rank: 24
Week results: 1-2 (Atl, Hou, @ Orl)

26 – Philadelphia 76ers (3-9) –3.9 last week rank: 23
Week results: 0-3 (@ Was, @ Det, GS)

27 – New York Knicks (3-9) –7.3 last week rank: 29
Week results: 1-3 (GS, @ Det, Chi)

28 – Chicago Bulls (2-10) –10.0 last week rank: 25
Week results: 0-3 (@ Den, @ NY, @ Tor)

29 – Seattle Supersonics (2-12) –8.9 last week rank: 28
Week results: 0-3 (@ Mem, NJ, SA)

30 – Minnesota Timberwolves (1-10) –8.5 last week rank: 30
Week results: 0-3 (Cle, @ Den, Atl)

 

NBA Power Rankings – Week 3

 

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1 – Boston Celtics (8-1) +13.2 last week rank: 1
Week results: 3-1 (@ Ind, NJ, Mia, @ Orl)
Celtics holding opponents to league best 41%

2 – Phoenix Suns (8-2) +6.6 last week rank: 4
Week results: 3-0 (NY, Chi, @ Hou)
8-0 when scoring 100+, 0-2 when under 100

3 – San Antonio Spurs (8-2) +7.5 last week rank: 2
Week results: 2-1 (LAL, @ Dal, Hou)
Manu Ginobili is an early season MVP candidate… coming off the bench!

4 – Dallas Mavericks (7-2) +7.6 last week rank: 6
Week results: 3-0 (Phi, SA, Mem)
Looking like the 2006-7 regular season Mavs rather the playoff version

5 – Orlando Magic (9-2) +7.2 last week rank: 9
Week results: 4-0 (Sea, @ Cle, @ NJ, Bos)
Win over Boston could be preview of playoff showdown

6 – New Orleans Hornets (9-2) +9.1 last week rank: 8
Week results: 4-0 (@ NJ, Phi, @ Mem, @ Min)
Paul playing at MVP level with Peja, West and Chandler going strong

7 – LA Lakers (6-3) +6.3 last week rank: 10
Week results: 3-1 (@ SA, @ Hou, Det, Chi)
Lakers in great shape after brutal early schedule without Odom

8 – Denver Nuggets (7-3) +9.1 last week rank: 12
Week results: 3-0 (Cle, Por, NY)
The Nuggets returned home this week to win three straight by an average of 116-92

9 – Utah Jazz (7-4) +4.9 last week rank: 5
Week results: 2-2 (Sac, @ Tor, @ Cle, @ Ind)
Tired Jazz let up 58% FG in 20 point loss at Indiana

10 – Detroit Pistons (6-4) +5.2 last week rank: 7
Week results: 1-2 (@ Por, @ GS, @ LAL)
Pistons have only played 2 of their 10 games at home so far

11 – Houston Rockets (6-5) +1.4 last week rank: 3
Week results: 0-4 (@ Mem, LAL, @SA, Pho)
Terrible week for the Rockets included loss to Memphis and injury to McGrady

12 – Toronto Raptors (5-5) +3.8 last week rank: 11
Week results: 1-2 (Uta, Ind, GS)
Sharpshooting: Raptors shooting 43% from three and 83% from the line

13 – Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5) –3.1 last week rank: 13
Week results: 1-2 (@ Den, Orl, Uta)
It’s the one man Lebron show in Cleveland

14 – Washington Wizards (4-5) –1.1 last week rank: 22
Week results: 3-0 (Ind, @ Min, Por)
Wizards respond to 0-5 start with 4 straight double digit wins

15 – Charlotte Bobcats (5-4) –3.2 last week rank: 18
Week results: 2-1 (Mia, @ Atl, Sea)
Bobcats have 5 scorers averaging double figures and not much after that

16 – Milwaukee Bucks (4-4) –2.3 last week rank: 17
Week results: 2-0 (Mem, Atl)
Bucks need recent inspired play of Bogut and Yi to continue

17 – Golden State Warriors (2-6) –7.0 last week rank: 28
Week results: 2-1 (Det, LAC, @ Tor)
Warriors get their first two wins and Stephen Jackson is back

18 – Portland Trailblazers (4-6) –4.6 last week rank: 15
Week results: 1-3 (Det, @ Den, @ Phi, @ Was)
Blazers are 4-0 at home, 0-6 on the road

19 – LA Clippers (5-4) –2.7 last week rank: 16
Week results: 1-2 (NY, @ GS, Chi)
Clippers have come back to earth after 4-0 start but Kaman hasn’t

20 – Atlanta Hawks (3-6) –3.1 last week rank: 19
Week results: 1-2 (Cha, Sea, @ Mil)
The good: wins over Dallas and Phoenix. The bad: losses to Seattle and Milwaukee.

21 – Indiana Pacers (4-6) –2.7 last week rank: 20
Week results: 1-3 (Bos, @ Was, @ Tor, Uta)
Pacers need more than 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds from O’Neal

22 – Sacramento Kings (4-6) –5.4 last week rank: 25
Week results: 2-2 (@ Uta, @ Min, NY, Det)
Kevin Martin is second in league in scoring with 27.3 PPG

23 – Philadelphia 76ers (3-6) –2.8 last week rank: 21
Week results: 1-2 (@ Dal, @ NO, Por)
Philly defense has been great but offense has been brutal

24 – Miami Heat (2-8) – 4.8 last week rank: 24
Week results: 1-3 (@ Cha, Sea, @ Bos, @ NJ)
Finally D-Wade is back, but when will he be 100%

25 – Chicago Bulls (2-7) –8.6 last week rank: 23
Week results: 1-2 (@ Pho, @ LAC, @ LAL)
Bulls are last in the league in FG% (39%) and 3pt% (27%)

26 – New Jersey Nets (4-6) –8.0 last week rank: 14
Week results: 0-4 (NO, @ Bos, Orl, Mia)
Averaging only 77 points in 4 straight losses since Carter’s injury

27 – Memphis Grizzlies (2-7) –4.9 last week rank: 26
Week results: 1-3 (Hou, @ Mil, NO, @ Dal)
Grizzlies giving up 108.9 PPG so far this season

28 – Seattle Supersonics (2-9) –8.0 last week rank: 30
Week results: 2-2 (@ Orl, @ Mia, @ Atl, @ Cha)
Sonics get first two wins of the year behind Durant, Wilkins and Wilcox

29 – New York Knicks (2-6) –6.3 last week rank: 27
Week results: 0-3 (@ LAC, @ Sac, @ Den)
Six straight losses and the Marbury ordeal yet Isiah remains in charge

30 – Minnesota Timberwolves (1-7) –8.8 last week rank: 29
Week results: 1-2 (Sac, Was, NO)
Wittman’s juggling of lineups can’t hide lack of talent in Minnesota