NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings Week 17

Sam Amico

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Posted April 17, 2012 01:07 PM EDT

Spurs reach top spot for first time all year, Lakers staying course minus injured Kobe, and Pacers proving they're legit. Magic, on the other hand, appear doomed for a fitting finish. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks.

+3

Dallas Mavericks

-6

Houston Rockets

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

43-16 1 1/11
Good news: Suddenly look like most cohesive team in league again. Bad: Entered last season’s playoffs looking same.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

46-15 1 1/8
Appear practically unbeatable when Derrick Rose is totally healthy. But when will that be?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

44-17 2 1/4
Kevin Durant and the gang aren’t in danger, but may be coasting to finish a little. That can be dangerous.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

43-17 - 1/5
LeBron James has been fantastic, Dwyane Wade something only slightly less than that, and Chris Bosh very good. Still, supporting cast seems to be breaking down.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

39-22 - 1/15
Who needs Kobe Bryant? Well, when it comes the playoffs, the Lakers will. Until then, kudos to Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and coach Mike Brown for keeping them on track.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

39-22 1 5/24
Hard to envision them getting anything worse than the No. 3 seed in the East. Who would’ve thought we would say that at the beginning of the year?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

36-25 1 2/19
Proving that with good health, they’re still a veteran team capable of reaching Finals.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

38-23 1 5/21
Won eight of 10 and four straight entering Tuesday’s games. Read: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and rest coming together at perfect time.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

36-25 1 4/14
Still not considered a true contender, but it might be time to consider them a real darkhorse.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

35-25 4 6/24
Deep, unified and wearing the look of a team that’s just waiting to pull off a playoff upset or two.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

34-28 3 2/15
Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry need some consistent help, and fast. At least, they do if they have any aspirations to repeat as champs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

36-25 - 5/16
Dwight Howard (back) may now miss playoffs. Either way, a first-round exit would be a fitting finish to tumultuous season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

34-27 2 5/19
Won two biggies over Rockets. Backcourt of Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo keeps getting better.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

31-29 2 3/21
Carmelo Anthony deserves credit for showing he can still carry a team. Not very far, though.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

32-29 2 12/24
Had every reason to ignore the season and get back into the lottery. Clearly, that’s not the way Steve Nash and coach Alvin Gentry operate.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

31-29 1 4/22
Regular season can’t end soon enough. Another month, and they might be out of the playoffs altogether.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

32-29 6 10/25
Playoff to reach the playoffs have already begun. Time for Rockets to be more consistent.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

32-30 - 7/25
Have split previous 10 games. That’s not going to get it done when you’re hanging on by a thread in the West.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

29-31 - 13/24
By the end of the week, we should know whether or not the electric backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are postseason-bound.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

28-34 - 5/21
Wholesale changes are coming. Keep LaMarcus Aldridge, then gut the team.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

25-37 - 17/29
Injury to Ricky Rubio taking its toll. But just wait ’til next year. You’ll (Kevin) Love them.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

22-38 2 19/26
By the time they’re relevant again, poor Mark Jackson might be back analyzing games on TV.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

22-40 1 17/29
Kris Humphries playing his best basketball as he heads into free agency. Not a good sign for Nets.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

22-38 1 22/29
Lawrence Frank probably deserves Coach of the Year consideration for getting this rag-tag bunch to play mostly hard. Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe are keepers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

22-40 - 19/30
With the exception of Andrea Bargnani, can you name a guy on the roster who’s played consistently well? Neither can we.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

20-39 1 16/28
Luke Harangody was their best player over the weekend. Pretty much says all you need to know about the state of the team.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

19-42 1 16/29
Got a new owner in Tom Benson and suddenly started winning like his NFL team in New Orleans.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

20-41 2 23/29
Young team has talent, but needs a veteran leader. So what will it do? Get another young player in the draft, of course.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

15-46 - 18/30
Will likely have a new GM and coach next season, but will that be enough to fix what’s on the court?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

7-53 - 23/30
First dose of good news all year? When Kentucky’s Anthony Davis declares for the draft.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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