NBA Power Rankings: Week 22

The San Antonio Spurs remain red-hot, winning 15 consecutive games, and cementing their place atop the NBA Sports Power Rankings, through games of March 26.

Western Conference teams have the upper hand in the NBA Power Rankings, with teams from the West occupying the top five slots.

The top nine teams and the bottom five teams in the NBA Power Rankings remained in the same slots as the previous rankings. The Minnesota Timberwolves climbed two places to number 10; the Boston Celtics dropped two places to number 25; and the teams in spots 11 through 24 either gained or lost one spot.

Other teams of note: The Indiana Pacers remain in 13th place despite a 1-point win over the No. 6 Miami Heat Wednesday.

The No. 2 Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 9 Dallas Mavericks meet tonight in Big D in a matchup of top ten teams.

The Philadelphia 76ers, ranked last in the NBA Power Rankings, could match the NBA’s longest losing streak when they visit the ToyotaCenter to take on the No. 4 Houston Rockets Thursday. The Sixers have droppped 25 games in a row.

Two more of the worst teams in the NBA square off tonight in Milwaukee, where the No. 28 Los Angeles Lakers meet the No. 29 Milwaukee Bucks.

No. 15 Portland could receive a much-needed boost if All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldrige returns to the lineup tonight after missing seven games with a back injury. The Blazers visit No. 20 Atlanta.

Here are the complete NBA power Rankings, through games of March 26, 2014:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1San Antonio.6900
2LA Clippers.5810
3Oklahoma City.5430
4Houston.4440
5Golden State.4410
6Miami.3850
7Memphis.3570
8Chicago.3080
9Dallas.2760
10Minnesota.2752
11Toronto.262-1
12Phoenix.240-1
13Indiana.1671
14Brooklyn.133-1
15Charlotte.0831
16Portland.060-1
17New Orleans-.0141
18Washington-.034-1
19New York-.1171
20Atlanta-.222-1
21Cleveland-.2531
22Sacramento-.268-1
23Detroit-.3281
24Utah-.3541
25Boston-.375-2
26Denver-.4310
27Orlando-.5220
28LA Lakers-.5450
29Milwaukee-.5860
30Philadelphia-1.1900

 

 

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