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NBA Power Rankings for Feb 10: Red Hot Cavs Remain No. 1

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David CarterCorrespondent IFebruary 10, 2010

1. Cleveland Cavaliers (42-11)
Last Week: 2
Offense Rank: 11
Defense Rank: 2
Last 10 Games: 10-0
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 18-10

2. Los Angeles Lakers (40-13)
Last Week: 1
Offense Rank: 5
Defense Rank: 10
Last 10 Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 21-12

3. Denver Nuggets (35-17)
Last Week: 5
Offense Rank: 2
Defense Rank: 22
Last 10 Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 22-9

4. Boston Celtics (32-17)
Last Week: 3
Offense Rank: 18
Defense Rank: 1
Last 10 Games: 5-5
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 15-12

5. Orlando Magic (35-17)
Last Week: 6
Offense Rank: 13
Defense Rank: 6
Last 10 Games: 8-2
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 18-11

6. Utah Jazz (32-18)
Last Week: 8
Offense Rank: 6
Defense Rank: 12
Last 10 Games: 9-1
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 19-14

7. Atlanta Hawks (33-17)
Last Week: 4
Offense Rank: 8
Defense Rank: 11
Last 10 Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 20-13

8. San Antonio Spurs (29-21)
Last Week: 7
Offense Rank: 14
Defense Rank: 8
Last 10 Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 10-21

9. Oklahoma City Thunder (30-21)
Last Week: 11
Offense Rank: 19
Defense Rank: 5
Last 10 Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 13-18

10. Phoenix Suns (31-21)
Last Week: 12
Offense Rank: 1
Defense Rank: 29
Last 10 Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 15-17

11. Portland Trail Blazers (30-24)
Last Week: 9
Offense Rank: 24
Defense Rank: 4
Last 10 Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 17-17

12. Dallas Mavericks (32-20)
Last Week: 10
Offense Rank: 12
Defense Rank: 16
Last Ten Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 16-16

13. Charlotte Bobcats (25-25)
Last Week: 13
Offense Rank: 28
Defense Rank: 3
Last Ten Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 11-18

14. Miami Heat (25-27)
Last Week: 14
Offense Rank: 25
Defense Rank: 7
Last Ten Games: 3-7
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 12-23

15. Houston Rockets (27-24)
Last Week: 16
Offense Rank: 15
Defense Rank: 18
Last Ten Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 14-20

16. Milwaukee Bucks (23-27)
Last Week: 17
Offense Rank: 21
Defense Rank: 14
Last Ten Games: 6-4
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 9-21

17. Toronto Raptors (28-23)
Last Week: 18
Offense Rank: 4
Defense Rank: 26
Last Ten Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 11-17

18. Memphis Grizzlies (26-25)
Last Week: 15
Offense Rank: 7
Defense Rank: 23
Last Ten Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 13-18

19. New Orleans Hornets (27-25)
Last Week: 19
Offense Rank: 16
Defense Rank: 19
Last Ten Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 11-18

20. Philadelphia 76ers (20-31)
Last Week: 23
Offense Rank: 22
Defense Rank: 17
Last Ten Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 9-20

21. Chicago Bulls (25-25)
Last Week: 22
Offense Rank: 27
Defense Rank: 13
Last Ten Games: 7-3
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 12-15

22. New York Knicks (19-32)
Last Week: 21
Offense Rank: 10
Defense Rank: 24
Last Ten Games: 2-8
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 9-19

23.Los Angeles Clippers (21-30)

Last Week: 20
Offense Rank: 26
Defense Rank: 15
Last Ten Games: 2-8
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 9-26

24. Sacramento Kings (17-34)
Last Week: 25
Offense Rank: 9
Defense Rank: 27
Last 10 Games: 2-8
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 8-27

25. Washington Wizards (17-33)
Last Week: 26
Offense Rank: 23
Defense Rank: 21
Last 10 Games: 3-7
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 6-20

26. Golden State Warriors (13-37)
Last Week: 24
Offense Rank: 3
Defense Rank: 30
Last 10 Games: 1-9
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 6-27

27. Detroit Pistons (18-32)
Last Week: 28
Offense Rank: 29
Defense Rank: 9
Last 10 Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 7-24

28. Indiana Pacers (18-34)
Last Week: 27
Offense Rank: 17
Defense Rank: 25
Last 10 Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 6-22

29. Minnesota Timberwolves (13-39)
Last Week: 29
Offense Rank: 20
Defense Rank: 28
Last 10 Games: 4-6
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 5-28

30. New Jersey Nets (4-47)

Last Week: 30
Offense Rank: 30
Defense Rank: 20
Last 10 Games: 1-9
Record vs. +.500 Teams: 2-26

Carter’s NBA Awards Races:
Most Valuable Player:

1. LeBron James (Cavaliers)
2. Kevin Durant (Thunder)
3. Kobe Bryant (Lakers)
4. Dwayne Wade (Heat)
5. Monta Ellis (Warriors)
6. Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)
7. Chris Bosh (Raptors)
8. Carmelo Anthony (Nuggets)
9. Amare Stoudemire (Suns)
10. Joe Johnson (Hawks)

Defensive Player of the Year:
1. Dwight Howard (Magic)
2. Marcus Camby (Clippers)
3. Zach Randolph (Grizzlies)
4. Chris Bosh (Raptors)
5. David Lee (Knicks)

Rookie of the Year:
1. Tyreke Evans (Kings)
2. Brandon Jennings (Bucks)
3. Jonny Flynn (Timberwolves)
4. Stephen Curry (Warriors)
5. Omri Casspi (Kings)

Coach of the Year:
1. Mike Brown (Cavaliers)
2. Phil Jackson (Lakers)
3. George Karl (Nuggets)
4. Stan Van Gundy (Magic)
5. Mike Woodson (Hawks)




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