NBA POWER RANKINGS

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NBA Power Rankings Week 6

Sam Amico

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Posted January 31, 2012 04:32 PM EST

With a leaping LeBron James, and hard-fought win over the Bulls, the Heat regain the top spot. But watch out, because the Mavs, Nuggets and Sixers are on the rise, too. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks.

+3

Philadelphia 76ers

-6

Orlando Magic

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

16-5 2 1/5
Most explosive team in the league has Dwyane Wade back and LeBron James jumping over people for dunks. Look out below.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

18-5 1 1/8
Barely lost in Miami, but most coaches feel they are deeper -- and may be better in the long run.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

16-4 1 1/4
Kendrick Perkins shouldn’t be laughed at too much for Blake Griffin facial. That happens when you protect the rim. Plus, Thunder still best in West.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

14-8 2 2/15
Survived without Dirk Nowitzki and his bum knee, proving that the new faces are starting to figure out Rick Carlisle’s system.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

14-6 - 5/19
Most fans couldn’t name their starting five. That includes the ones who live in Denver. But Nuggets play hard, smart and together, and it’s paying off.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

15-6 3 4/22
Lou Williams may not make the All-Star team, but he’s having an All-Star year. And someone from this squad certainly deserves to go.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

15-6 3 4/14
Playing steady and finding ways to win without Al Horford. Are these really the normally unpredictable Hawks?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

12-6 3 5/21
Tons of weapons that are meshing more by the week, with Mo Williams suddenly turning into Clips’ version of Jason Terry.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

13-6 1 5/24
Roy Hibbert is the second-best center in the East, and David West and Danny Granger may be the best forward duo. It’s no wonder they’re getting it done.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

12-7 2 7/25
So tough at home and getting better on the road. Very determined and if this keeps up, higher playoff seeds will be terrified in every round.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

13-9 1 1/11
Not as good as last year’s regular season but staying afloat -- and with Manu Ginobili returning, postseason could go better.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

12-9 3 1/15
They’ve been there before, so they have that going for them. But it’s easy to start wondering if even Kobe Bryant can save them now.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

12-9 6 5/16
Losing badly, losing ugly, about to lose Dwight Howard for good? But with the way things have been going, that may not be such a big loss.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

12-9 2 10/25
If Kevin McHale can get these guys into the playoffs, he deserves Coach of the Year. Cohesive unit that hustles, a la the Nuggets and Sixers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

12-9 1 5/21
Everyone struggles on the road, but Blazers have to do better. Otherwise, no one is gonna take them seriously.
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16

9-10 1 2/19
Not gonna get very far without Rajon Rondo. Even with him, their prospects are open to question, with age and a lack of depth taking a toll.
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17

10-11 3 17/29
Didn’t anyone envision a day when they could crack the Top 20? OK, maybe you did. But that day is more likely to be sometime next season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

10-10 5 6/24
Not having Zach Randolph didn’t seem to bother them much at first. But it sure has lately.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

9-11 1 13/24
If Brandon Jennings learns how to bring it every game, these guys could actually go places.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

8-11 1 16/28
Too bad Kyrie Irving only played 11 college games. Maybe then scouts and fans wouldn’t have been so naïve about how good this kid really is.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

7-13 2 3/21
Maybe taking a bunch of random big-name stars and slapping them together isn’t always the best solution, after all.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

7-13 - 12/24
Just sort of hanging on by the longish hair of Steve Nash. Can they go anywhere without a trade?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

7-14 2 17/29
Deron Williams seems completely healthy and less focused on the future and where he is today. Results have been better because of it.
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24

6-12 1 19/26
Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, David Lee. So why isn’t this team better?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

7-14 1 19/30
Finally stopped the nasty skid and got Andrea Bargnani back. But probably won’t do more than pull the occasional upset.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

6-14 2 23/29
Up and down, round and round, nobody knows where this young team goes. It won’t be the playoffs this year, and that’s about all we can say for certain.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

4-17 3 18/30
Out of last place for the first time this season. Randy Wittman for interim coach of the year. Or something.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

4-18 1 22/29
No hard evidence they are better than the bottom two teams. But at least Pistons have Brandon Knight.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

4-17 1 16/29
What’s it say about the league when this is the team it owns? Actually, Hornets have some moveable pieces, and could be better toward end.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

3-18 1 23/30
Kemba Walker lost more games this month than he did in his entire playing career combined. Not really, but it has to feel that way.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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