NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings Week 16

Sam Amico

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Posted April 10, 2012 10:15 AM EDT

Thunder stay on top, while Spurs make their move. But biggest surprise may be fact Grizzlies and Pacers still wearing look of playoff sleepers. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks.

+5

Phoenix Suns

-5

Orlando Magic

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

42-15 - 1/4
A couple biggies in L.A. vs. the Lakers and Clippers remain on the schedule. Win at least one and it’s proof Kevin Durant and Co. are ready for this time of year.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

40-15 - 1/11
Gregg Popovich to reporters on the recent keys to a game: “Just make it up and say I said it.” OK, how’s this? Practically unbeatable when Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are on court together.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

43-14 - 1/8
Need Rip Hamilton and especially Derrick Rose entirely healthy for playoff push. Will it happen? If it does, they should be right back on top.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

40-15 - 1/5
Home-and-aways against both Bulls and Celtics highlight remaining schedule. Will probably need to win at least two for top seed in East.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

36-22 - 1/15
Trying to stay afloat while Kobe Bryant rests sore shin. Ultimate test for Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

33-23 3 6/24
Look even more cohesive than when they upset Spurs in first round last season. Return of Zach Randolph huge.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

35-22 3 5/24
Beat up the bad teams and not too shabby vs. the good ones. Sure way to be a sleeper in the playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

32-24 - 2/19
Former Celtics great Kevin McHale once said all that matters is to play well in April and May. Today’s group seems to grasp that concept.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

34-23 3 5/21
Blake Griffin called an “actor” by Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins. If so, Griffin deserves an Oscar.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

34-23 1 4/14
Suddenly scary again, but games against Celtics (twice), Magic, Clippers and Mavericks loom.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

32-25 4 10/25
Undefeated on recent four-game road swing. That, folks, is how you prove you’re serious about the playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

34-23 5 5/16
Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard wants him fired. If so, no less than Van Gundy himself is acting like Howard’s campaign manager.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

30-27 5 12/24
Can someone please tell the likes of Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Michael Redd they’re supposed to get worse as time goes on?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

31-26 2 2/15
At least defending champs don’t have to pretend to rely on Lamar Odom anymore. Maybe now they can pretend to play like defending champions.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

31-26 1 5/19
Toughest stretch of season begins Friday the 13th at Lakers. Bad sign for playoff hopes?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

29-27 1 3/21
Playing better, but raise your hand if you think Carmelo Anthony has a better chance to lift this team out of first round than he did when with Nuggets.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

29-27 4 4/22
Same lineup and coach as beginning of season, but very different results. Most haven’t been good.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

30-28 2 7/25
Gordon Hayward has made big strides since the All-Star break. The rest of the Jazz? Well, not quite so much.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

28-29 - 13/24
Seem to be about a week away from falling out of the playoff race altogether. Then again, it seems like we’ve said that before.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

27-31 - 5/21
Hanging tough despite an otherwise lost season. Kaleb Canales for Interim Coach of the Year?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

25-33 - 17/29
Have been mostly dreadful for a little more than a week now. Translation: Losing Ricky Rubio an even bigger deal than originally thought.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

21-37 4 17/29
Have played some of their best basketball of the year when it means the least. Way to make sure your lottery pick goes to the Trail Blazers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

21-36 1 22/29
Managed to keep key players relatively healthy and lineup intact for most of the season. That’s both a good and bad thing.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

22-34 2 19/26
Mark Jackson suddenly hoping there’s still an empty seat next to Jeff Van Gundy in the broadcast booth.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

20-38 - 19/30
Beat the Cavaliers three times when Kyrie Irving played. Lost to the Cavs (at home) when Irving was injured. They take this lottery thing seriously.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

19-38 3 23/29
Only game remaining against team from East comes April 22 at Charlotte. For first time in history, league may consider paying fans to show up.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

18-36 - 16/28
Lester Hudson has been all the rage. Nothing against Hudson, but all that really tells you is how ready these guys are for summer league ball.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

15-42 - 16/29
Eric Gordon finally returns from a knee injury, only to miss a game with a sore back. Can you blame him?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

13-44 - 18/30
Another gutting of the front office and coaching staff appears inevitable. But hey, at least the cool new uniforms will stay.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

7-48 - 23/30
Michael Jordan denies report he plans to sell team. Maybe that means he’ll just give it away?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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