State of the NBA: Week 1 Power Rankings

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State of the NBA: Week 1 Power Rankings
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The NBA opened up with a bang on Christmas Day.  The first game was a two-point nail-biter between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics that ended with Kevin Garnett trying to choke Knicks player Bill Walker.

Then the Miami Heat completely decimated a revamped Dallas Mavericks team as they earned a sliver of revenge for losing last season's NBA finals.

Because of the lockout, all of these games had playoff feel to them with preseason execution, there was a lot of heart but not much skill shown throughout this first week and that is to be expected.

As the season progresses, the level of play will improve and the best teams will start to separate themselves from the bad ones but there were a few upsets this week.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks.

This week, the New Orleans Hornets made the biggest jump, moving up seven spots from last week.  On the flip-side, the Mavericks dropped nine spots and the Celtics dropped eight spots to lead the pack in dropped spots this week.

Last week my bottom four teams were the Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Bobcats, and Cleveland Cavaliers.  Each of those teams won and I kind of looked like an idiot.

But enough of the recap, let's see where every team ranks so far this season.

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