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Updated 2013 NBA Playoff Power Rankings: Where Each Team Stands Right Now

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Updated 2013 NBA Playoff Power Rankings: Where Each Team Stands Right Now
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It's nearly time for the nitty-gritty of the 2013 NBA playoffs.

Not that there's necessarily been anything wrong with the first two rounds. We've been treated to clutch shots, jaw-dropping performances and no shortage of contempt-fueled conflicts bred from the familiarity endemic to every postseason series.

Unfortunately, injuries (Russell Westbrook, Kirk Hinrich, David Lee, Stephen Curry), illnesses (Luol Deng) and cold streaks (Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith) have since sapped the second round of much of the drama we've come to expect of the NBA's elite eight.

That's not to mention the havoc these developments have wrought on our ever-dwindling power rankings. There's only so much room for movement now that the field has been reduced to five teams, though that hasn't stopped them from staking out new spots in relation to one another.

You'll surely see that with a few clicks herein. 

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