Tilly's NBA Power Rankings

Jabber HeadSenior Analyst IApril 3, 2010

Ok, I had this written up and my Internet went Buh-Bye!
Let’s try this again…my take on where to rack ‘em and stack ‘em this week.

1. Cavs

Yes, I know they had the same record this time last year.

However, this year’s team seems to be playing better and has more momentum heading into the post season, than the team did last year.

King James for MVP?

I think he’s got it-now can he get a championship too?

2. Magic

Ok so Vinsanity (I love that nickname) goes down with an injury and JJ Redick comes in and what? racks up 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds?

As a Duke fan, I gotta say, I loved it!

You never know who will step up on the offensive side with this team and the defense is ranked first overall, if I am not mistaken.

They are proving to be a championship contender.

3. Lakers

Ok Reg, I’m throwing you a bone here! LOL

I don’t see them losing that No. one seed in the West, however, they looked quite beatable in OKC.

Can they be beat in a seven game series?

Only time will tell.

4. Suns

They have the longest current win streak in the NBA at eight.

Robin Lopez is out with a bulging disk and I will admit that worried me.

However, the team has stepped up and continues to play defense, something unheard of in the desert.

The way they are playing makes a lof of the West scared to meet them in the playoffs.

5. Jazz

They are playing pretty darn good ball up there in Utah and they are doing it with plenty of injuries.

Another team that is a force to be reckoned with in the West.

6. Mavs-

Dirk finally put up some superstar numbers and they are going to be needed come playoff time.

7. Portland

Ok, officially I think, this is the team no one wants to meet come playoff time.

Too bad front office drama is spilling out and could cause a distraction.

8. Denver

They had a 1-4 road trip, but luckily for them, they play five of their last seven at home where they are 30-6 this season.

Nothing will matter though, if they have to head into the postseason without Karl.

9. Hawks

They beat the Magic this past week and face the Cavs and Lakers this week.

They need wins over those two teams to show they can, “hang with the big boys”.

10. Thunder

Yes, they completely SQUASHED the Lakers the other night, however, I don’t think they want to face them come playoff time.

Only 1/2 game separates OKC, Portland and the Spurs in the sixth through eight seedings in the West.  A 2-2 homestand isn’t going to cut it if they want to go in as a higher seed some playoff time, and those narrow losses to the Spurs and Blazers only hurt that much more.

Tilly is a Jabberhead and Sports Jabber Contributing Author.


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