Oklahoma City is the top team in the NBA Sports Power Rankings for the sixth consecutive week.
The Thunder’s rating dropped .155, leaving Oklahoma City .049 ahead of surging Golden State, which has ridden a 10-game winning streak, the Warriors’ longest in 38 years, to the No. 2 slot. The Warriors moved ahead of No. 3 San Antonio.
Indiana, which has won eight of its last nine games, remains at No. 4 in the NBA Power Rankings.
No new teams entered the top 13 this week, although there was a bit of shuffling in spots five through 12. Miami, Minnesota, Portland, and the Los Angeles Clippers are ranked five through eight, in that order, with the Heat and Timberwolves each moving up two slots and the Trailblazers and Clippers each moving down two places.
Phoenix and Houston round out the top ten. Toronto and Atlanta switched places at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively, with Dallas remaining at No. 13.
The next three teams in the NBA Power Rankings are three of the biggest upward movers this week. Denver improved five places to No. 14; New York vaulted nine slots to No. 15; and Chicago leapt seven spots to No. 16.
Boston, which has lost five games in a row and eight of their last nine, plummeted 11 places to No. 27.
Here are the complete NBA Power Rankings, through games of January 7, 2013: