Blake Griffin, Clippers muscle their way to top of this week's NBA power rankings.
By FOXSPORTS.COMFS Arizona
By Sam Amico
With a dose of serious defense, the
Clippers make their case for best in the NBA. All's still well with Grizzlies and Knicks, too, and seemingly getting much better for Lakers.
1 Clippers 8-2 +6
Blake Griffin’s free-throw percentage has jumped to near-acceptable levels. Gotta be the car commercial. But the biggest reason the Clips are here is because they’re defending better than at any time during the Griffin-Chris Paul era.
2 Grizzlies 8-2 +1
Winning eight of first nine tied best start in franchise history. Bottom line: Griz possess the familiarity and well-roundedness to really go places.
3 Knicks 7-1 -1
Clearly, they can win without Amar’e Stoudemire. But can they keep playing so well when Stoudemire returns?