NBA Rankings: Don't sleep on Spurs

February 6, 2012, 8:41 pm
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Four straight wins has the Spurs making a big jump in Matt Steinmetz's latest power rankings, while the Warriors and Kings remain stuck among the 10 worst NBA teams.

1 (1) Oklahoma City Kendrick Perkins' numbers down across board 2 (3) Chicago Bulls Getting it done despite injury to Rip Hamilton 3 (2) Miami Heat LeBron James' numbers this year are historical 4 (4) L.A. Clippers Kenyon Martin gives them depth; will J.R. Smith give them more? 5 (7) Philadelphia 76ers Doug Collins with early Coach of the Year consideration 6 (16) San Antonio Spurs Just when you thought Spurs were fading - four straight wins 7 (6) Denver Nuggets Nene: More shots less points per game this season 8 (9) Indiana Pacers Pacers continue to win despite Granger's subpar season 9 (14) Boston Celtics Celtics on season-high four-game winning streak 10 (5) Atlanta Hawks Vladimir Radmanovic in Hawks' rotation and helping 11 (15) Orlando Magic Magic bounce back from two brutal losses vs. Celtics 12 (13) Portland Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum: 33 points in 25 minutes vs. Denver 13 (12) L.A. Lakers Lakers are fine, other than those road games (3-8) 14 (11) Utah Jazz He's not perfect, but he ain't bad, either: Al Jefferson 15 (10) Houston Rockets Second-year forward Patrick Patterson now fixture in rotation 16 (17) Memphis Grizzlies It just doesn't seem like Marc Gasol is in great shape 17 (8) Dallas Mavericks Too many things just not working out this year for Dallas 18 (18) Minnesota Timberwolves No factor; no factor at all: Anthony Randolph 19 (19) Milwaukee Bucks No. 8 seed in East despite looking awful at times 20 (21) Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving averaging fewer than 30 minutes per game 21 (22) New York Knicks Jeremy Lin with game for the ages at Madison Square Garden 22 (20) Phoenix Suns Michael Redd now starting at shooting guard 23 (23) Golden State Warriors Owner Joe Lacob said team nowhere near panic mode 24 (26) Sacramento Kings Jimmer Fredette: Out of the rotation with a bang 25 (24) New Jersey Nets Anthony Morrow throws in 42 points in loss last week 26 (25) Toronto Raptors It just doesn't seem like there's a lot going on here 27 (29) Detroit Pistons Austin Daye: One significant step back 28 (27) Washington Wizards Reality took about a week to set in for Randy Wittman 29 (28) New Orleans Hornets Not a strong debut for David Stern as a general manager 30 (30) Charlotte Bobcats Last win: Jan. 14 vs. Golden State Warriors

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