NBA Power Rankings: Nov. 10

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NBA Power Rankings: Nov. 10
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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)

What happened?

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.

What happened?

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