140-Character NBA Power Rankings

Michael KeefeContributor IIIApril 25, 2012

140-Character NBA Power Rankings

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    With the NBA season drawing to a close, teams are either preparing for a first-round playoff matchup or preparing for the NBA draft and lottery.

    It has been a crazy week to watch, as some teams are making a mad push for playoff seeding while others are doing their best to make sure they have as many ping-pong balls in the hopper as possible for the lottery.

    Heading into the last week of the season, it's becoming very clear where teams stand. Teams like the Spurs, Bulls and Thunder continue to mow down the clocks, while teams like Cleveland, Sacramento and Charlotte are tanking to get a better draft pick.

    This article will examine one of the final rankings through the beauty of social media. It's time to make Twitter followers play along and see where teams stand heading into the postseason!

30. Charlotte Bobcats

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    @Bobcats: Getting nervous. Couldn't win any games this season, how are we going to win the lottery? We gotta sell these eyebrow t-shirts!

29. Washington Wizards

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    @WashWizards: Traded away our knuckleheads and guaranteed ourselves the second-worst record. Good time to go on a winning streak! Just hitting our stride!

28. Sacramento Kings

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    @SacramentoKings: Knew adding a guy named Isaiah Thomas was a good idea! Now if we could only find a Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...

27. Cleveland Cavaliers

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    @Cavs: Pulling off massive tank job while still beating the @Knicks - Awesome! Now, whose kid are we sending to the lottery for good luck?

26. New Orleans Hornets

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    @Hornets: So what we lost to the Clippers? We scored 98 whole points in that game! At least we're not the @Saints!

25. Golden State Warriors

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    @Warriors: Fans are booing and Joe Lacob hasn't even shown his face around here in a month! At least we got a win in Minny...#OhWait

24. New Jersey Nets

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    @netsbasketball: Maybe Chris Christie should worry about wishing good riddance to donuts. #NoSleepTilBrooklyn Hopefully Deron Williams comes too...

23. Toronto Raptors

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    @Raptors: Remember when we had Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady? Me neither...#HurryUpJonas

22. Detroit Pistons

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    @detroitpistons: Lawrence Frank is so darn cute and Greg Monroe is the best Pistons big man since Ben Wallace. Wait, he still plays for us? #Wherehavewebeen?

21. Minnesota Timberwolves

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    @MNTimberwolves: Kevin Love cut his beard! We figure his new younger look should extend his career a few years! Now if we could just score a lottery pick.

20. Portland Trail Blazers

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    @pdxtrailblazers: Apparently the players are feeling cursed. I'm pretty sure Greg Oden doesn't feel cursed with the millions of dollars we gave him to heal.

19. Milwaukee Bucks

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    @Bucks: Just a few weeks ago, we were set to make the playoffs. Why'd we have to remember that we're the Bucks?

18. Houston Rockets

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    @HoustonRockets: Had a real shot to make the playoffs last week. Then Yao stayed retired and we went 1-4. #WhatJustHappened?

17. Phoenix Suns

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    @phoenixsuns: Stayed in contention all the way up until the end. Imagine if Steve Nash actually had TALENT around him to play with! #That'llbetheday

16. Philadelphia 76ers

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    @Sixers: Playoffs here we come! Hold up, we have to play Chicago or Miami? Anyone seen Allen Iverson lately?

15. Utah Jazz

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    @utahjazz: A perfect week last week should have us in the playoffs. We've just been calling Golden State to see if it'll give us another draft pick.

14. Orlando Magic

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    @orlando_magic: Can't give details about Dwight Howard convo, but we'll say it rhymes with "white remanded a grade." Should be a fun postseason...NOT!

13. New York Knicks

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    @nyknicks: Didn't quite imagine our dream team having to fight to make the playoffs in the East. Maybe we should get our PG off his buddy's couch.

12. Atlanta Hawks

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    @atlanta_hawks: Striving for consistency...we currently have no plans to make it past the second round of the playoffs. #SteadyShip

11. Dallas Mavericks

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    @DallasMavs: Clinched a playoff berth! Now if we could find a guy on our team young enough to know what Twitter is...

10. Denver Nuggets

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    @denvernuggets: Even WE'RE surprised by this year's success. Planning on getting team stuck in China more often!

9. Boston Celtics

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    @Celtics: We LOVE this new 66-game season thing! We can almost make it to the playoffs now without our entire team getting worn out!

8. Indiana Pacers

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    @indianapacers: Opposing teams better fear us in the playoffs. Even if we lose, David West will be headhunting their mascots!

7. Memphis Grizzlies

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    @memgrizz: If we get Zach Randolph back, look out NBA! If not, we'll just blame it on Hasheem Thabeet!

6. Los Angeles Clippers

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    @LAClippers: 40 wins this year in only 66 games. It used to take us 666 games to get that many wins! Wow...thanks Blake...and Kia!

5. Los Angeles Lakers

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    @Lakers: Our best defensive player tends to get a little aggressive with elbows. At least Metta World Peace doesn't have to play offense for a while!

4. Oklahoma City Thunder

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    @okcthunder: Watch out for James Harden when he comes back. The beard may become violent after the World Peace (loose term) incident.

3. Miami Heat

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    @miamiHEAT: Well, it only took two years, but the team really seems to be meshing. Now...when do the fans start showing up?

2. Chicago Bulls

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    @Chicagobulls: Nothing to see here. Move along people. We're just busy winning 17 of the 26 games Derrick Rose has missed.

1. San Antonio Spurs

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    @spurs: Manu Ginobili scoring big points? Tim Duncan throwing down massive dunks? That's right, the same old Spurs still play like they used to!