NBA Power Rankings: On a Ten Game Winning Streak The Jazz Break Into The Top Ten

1. Golden State
2. Houston
3. Toronto
4. San Antonio
5. Milwaukee
Golden State remains the best team in the league but a real case could be made for putting the red hot Rockets at number one. Toronto continues to take care of business in the east and then the field really gets murky. Where is Boston you might ask? The Celtics even before there loss to Cleveland have had major struggles over the past week. So San Antonio and Milwaukee jump into the top 5. The Bucks have won 4 of there last five and look like a threat to surge into the three seed in the East.

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6. Minnesota
7. Cleveland
8. Boston
9. Oklahoma City
10. Utah
Why are the Jazz in the top ten? This is a power rankings not a verbatim reading of the standings. The Jazz have won ten straight. Some of those wins include, Golden State, San Antonio, Toronto, and Portland. The Jazz are currently playing like a top ten team. Cleveland jumps back into the top ten as they look like a re energized franchise after an active trade deadline.

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11. Indiana
12. Washington
13. Denver
14. Portland
15. Philadelphia
Indiana continues its surprising statement season in the east. Washington has survived without John Wall, make no mistake though they still need him on that team. When he comes back though they will need him to adapt his game and actually have some type of movement off the ball. Damian Lilard and CJ McCollum have completely balled out for the past two weeks. However the Trail blazers still have some defensive problems.

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16. Miami
17. Detroit
18. Los Angeles Lakers
19. Los Angeles Clippers
20. New Orleans
21. Charlotte
22. Chicago
23. Brooklyn
24. Sacramento
25. Memphis
26. Orlando
27. Atlanta
28. New York
29. Dallas
30. Phoenix

 

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