NBA Power Rankings: Nov. 10
Sure, we don't have any unbeaten teams left in the NBA, but there is still a team searching for their first win.
That's just as good, right?
Here's how the NBA teams stack up, 1-30.
1. Boston Celtics (7-1, Last Week: 1)
Boston is already three games up on the second-place Raptors.
Is it too early to say the divisional race is over?
2. Phoenix Suns (7-1, Last Week: 9)
No team made a bigger jump than the Suns.
Beating the mighty Celtics in Boston last week certainly raised some eyebrows.
3. Los Angeles Lakers (6-1, Last Week: 2)
No Pau Gasol plus no Andrew Bynum equals lots of Josh Powell and D.J. Mbenga.
4. Denver Nuggets (5-2, Last Week: 4)
After owning the first week of the season, back-to-back losses at Miami and Atlanta had Carmelo and company looking average.
5. Miami Heat (5-1, Last Week: 11)
Are they really this good?
It's early, but we'll find out more about them during an upcoming four-game homestand during which they host Washington, Cleveland, New Jersey, and Oklahoma City.
6. Dallas Mavericks (4-2, Last Week: 6)
Despite a tough OT loss at New Orleans, it appears as though Dirk's Mavericks are legitimate.
7. Orlando Magic (5-2, Last Week: 3)
A loss at Oklahoma City by a score of 102-74 has to be of some concern.
8. Atlanta Hawks (5-2, Last Week: 8)
Josh Smith was everywhere in Atlanta's huge win over Denver Saturday night.
His line: 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, six blocks.
9. Chicago Bulls (4-2, Last Week: 19)
Luol Deng is having a nice comeback season so far, averaging about 17 points and 10 rebounds per.
10. Houston Rockets (4-2, Last Week: 14)
The Rockets head to Dallas Tuesday night for an in-state showdown with co-first place inhabitants, the Mavs.
11. San Antonio Spurs (2-3, Last Week: 5)
While the Spurs are notoriously slow starters, losses to Utah and Portland (two teams that haven't been playing well) is a bit worrisome.
12. Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3, Last Week: 7)
It's been a struggle for Cleveland to integrate Shaq so far.
13. Portland Trail Blazers (4-3, Last Week: 10)
A resounding win over San Antonio at home should be a nice spark for the young Blazers.
14. Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3, Last Week: 16)
The Thunder rebounded nicely from the loss at Houston by crushing Orlando the other night.
15. Utah Jazz (3-4, Last Week: 13)
The Jazz, a team notorious for struggling on the road in recent years, is in the midst of a tough Eastern road swing during which they face both Boston and Cleveland.
16. Toronto Raptors (3-4, Last Week: 18)
Chris Bosh has been phenomenal, averaging 28.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.
17. Philadelphia 76ers (3-4, Last Week: 15)
It's been a slow start for Elton Brand, going for just 10 and six a night so far.
18. Milwaukee Bucks (3-2, Last Week: 21)
It's unlikely they'll be able to keep it up, but it's been a nice start for the upstart Bucks.
19. New Orleans Hornets (3-5, Last Week: 17)
Can it get much lower than last week's loss to the Knicks?
20. Detroit Pistons (3-4, Last Week: 20)
Ben Gordon has been well worth the cash so far, leading Detroit in scoring with 24 a night.
21. Charlotte Bobcats (3-3, Last Week: 22)
When your leading scorer is averaging 14 points per game, you know you have scoring issues.
22. Washington Wizards (2-5, Last Week: 12)
The Wizards have lost four straight following their 2-1 start.
23. Indiana Pacers (3-4, Last Week: 23)
Tyler Hansbrough shot 10 free throws in his NBA debut against the Wizards; not much different from the Hansbrough we knew in college.
24. Sacramento Kings (3-5, Last Week: 30)
Tyreke Evans has exploded in his past two games, and has the Kings not looking like the worst team in the league. Surprise!
25. Los Angeles Clippers (3-5, Last Week: 26)
Chris Kaman is leading the Clips in both scoring and rebounding.
26. Golden State Warriors (2-4, Last Week: 27)
The Warriors racked up an NBA season-high 146 points against the T'Wolves Monday night, including 31 from Kelenna Azubuike, one of the league's more underrated players.
27. Minnesota Timberwolves (1-7, Last Week: 25)
The Wolves have the exact opposite record as their Minneapolis mates, the Vikings. Fun.
28. Memphis Grizzlies (1-6, Last Week: 24)
What a circus the Allen Iverson situation is.
29. New York Knicks (1-7, Last Week: 29)
STILL waiting for 2010.
30. New Jersey Nets (0-7, Last Week: 28)
Devin Harris is averaging just 15 points per game on awful 32 percent shooting from the floor.
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