NBA power rankings: New year, same team at top

Kevin Durant and the Thunder have won 12 of their last 13 games and remain atop the power rankings.

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And just like that, 2013 is over. The first half of this hyphenated NBA season is coming to an end, and it’s time to evaluate the best and worst things for each team through the first two months of the season.

1. Thunder    25-6     —

2. Heat    24-7     +1

3. Trail Blazers    25-7     -1    

4. Pacers    25-5     —

5. Spurs    25-7     +1

6. Rockets    21-13     +1

7. Clippers    21-12     -2

8. Warriors    20-13     +2

9. Suns    19-11     -1

10. Mavericks    19-13     +1

11. Hawks    18-14     -2

12. Timberwolves    15-16     +1

13. Wizards    14-15     +1

14. Pelicans    14-15     +3

15. Raptors    14-15     +6

16. Celtics    13-18     +2

17. Nuggets    14-16     -5

18. Pistons    14-19     -2

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19. Grizzlies    13-17     +3

20. Lakers    13-19     -5

21. Bobcats    14-18     -2

22. Cavaliers    10-21     -2

23. Bulls    12-18     +1

24. Kings    10-20     1     23/29    

Best: DeMarcus Cousins is playing close to All-Star level. He’s the dominant center every team wants, and he’s proving the perfect center to the Kings rebuilding efforts. Rudy Gay is actually showing flashes of being a controlled shooter … at times.

25. Nets    10-21     —

26. Magic    10-21     +2

27. Knicks    9-21     -1

28. 76ers    9-21     -1

29. Jazz    10-24     —

30. Bucks    7-24     —