NBA Rankings: W's remain head of Kings

March 26, 2012, 9:04 pm
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With 19 games left in the season, the Warriors are 20-27, five games behind the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

If they were in the Eastern Conference, the Warriors would be just three games behind the Knicks for the No.8 seed, with two games in hand.

Should the club shut down Stephen Curry for the remainder of the season, and hope he can get to full strength before next season?

Are the Chicago Bulls the favorite to reach the NBA Finals out of the East?

1 (1)Chicago BullsThibodeau working on second straight Coach of Year award2 (3)Oklahoma City Thunder
Impressive showdown win against Heat on Sunday3 (2)Miami HeatBest home record of any NBA team: 20-24 (4)San Antonio SpursStephen Jackson: Under control and helping5 (6)L.A. LakersControversy in L.A.: Kobe Bryant sits late vs. Memphis6 (6)Orlando MagicGive Stan Van Gundy credit for holding this team together7 (7)L.A. ClippersBlake Griffin needs to get in gym and work on game this summer8 (9)Dallas MavericksIt's almost as if the Mavs wrote this season off9 (12)Indiana PacersBird stepping down after Pacers back on track10 (15)Atlanta HawksHawks win first four-OT game in NBA since 199711 (11)Philadelphia 76ersPhilly slumping but there's still time12 (8)Memphis GrizzliesHow long will Zach Randolph come off the bench?13 (16)Utah JazzIs Tyrone Corbin in Coach of Year discussion?14 (17)Boston CelticsCeltics vs. Miami would be wonderful first-round matchup15 (14)Houston RocketsWinning despite being without Kevin Martin, Kyle Lowry16 (10)Denver NuggetsNuggets on outside and looking in on playoffs right now17 (13)Phoenix SunsAlvin Gentry has done nice job in Phoenix18 (19)New York KnicksMike Woodson making a case to be Knicks coach next season19 (20)Minnesota TimberwolvesLoss of Ricky Rubio has put damper on T-Wolves season20 (18)Milwaukee BucksMonta Ellis deferring on offense so far21 (21)Portland Trail BlazersFor one night -- against Warriors -- Raymond Felton gets it going22 (22)WarriorsWe'll find out more about rest of Stephen Curry's season this week23 (24)Sacramento KingsUnreal: Kings commit six turnovers in final 3:20 vs. Warriors24 (23)Cleveland CavaliersKyrie Irving locking down Rookie of the Year award25 (26)Toronto RaptorsAndrea Bargnani: 27 percent from 3-point range26 (25)Detroit PistonsGreg Monroe: 16.2 points, 9.8 rebounds per game27 (27)New Jersey Nets
Deron Williams shooting career-worst .413 this season28 (28)New Orleans Hornets
After winning a ring, never the same: Trevor Ariza29 (29)Washington WizardsNeeds more of a killer instinct: Nene30 (30)Charlotte Bobcats2-8 in last 10; that's very good for Bobcats

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