The NBA playoff picture is beginning to take shape, and the power rankings are ready to be unveiled.
Every list needs to have criteria of how the teams are being evaluated, so let's take a look at how the teams are judged here:
1. The team's overall record or how they have played all year will be the main stat.
2. How the team has performed as of late will be considered.
3. If there are any toss-ups, it will be decided by who the hotter team is and who would win in a seven-game series.
So now that the criteria has been established, let's see how the teams stack up with just over one month remaining in the regular season.
*All stats are from ESPN.com