NBA POWER RANKINGS

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NBA Power Rankings Week 7

Sam Amico

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Posted February 10, 2012 12:13 AM EST

It will take a major chain of basketball events to remove the Heat, Bulls and Thunder from the top three spots, but from the looks of things, the likes of the Sixers, Clippers and Spurs are game for a try. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks.

+5

San Antonio Spurs

-5

Dallas Mavericks

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

18-6 - 1/5
As long as they don’t have to play Milwaukee in the first round of the playoffs, they should be fine. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the gang look as potent as ever against everyone else.
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2

21-6 - 1/8
Showing depth by winning big even when starting backcourt of Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton go down. Tom Thibodeau’s defensive approach likely has a lot to do with that. So does depth.
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3

19-5 - 1/4
We know about Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but is James Harden a worthy All-Star, too? Hard to say no at this point, isn’t it?
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4

18-7 2 4/22
OK, we take you seriously now. No reason to do otherwise with the cohesion and depth being displayed by Doug Collins’ extremely balanced club.
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5

15-7 3 5/21
Loss of Chauncey Billups (Achilles) may force Clippers into making a deal they don’t necessarily want. Either way, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin coming together.
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6

17-9 5 1/11
Starting two small forwards (Richard Jefferson and rookie Kawhi Leonard) and zero shooting guards. Do they have one final run in wide-open West?
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7

15-10 2 5/19
Injuries starting to temper early season zeal, but Ty Lawson has been healthy and seems to just keep getting better. No good reason to doubt them yet.
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8

16-9 1 4/14
If only they played with the same amount of focus at home that they do on the road. Still, no denying Joe Johnson quietly having another spectacular season.
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9

14-11 5 2/15
Much too inconsistent for a team that is coming off a championship. But good enough to justify believing it has a shot at another should everyone be healthy for playoffs.
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10

16-7 1 5/24
Making a case as the league’s most physical team, frustrating opponents and playing with the same extreme confidence of leader Danny Granger.
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11

13-10 5 2/19
Have won eight of nine entering Tuesday and now have Rajon Rondo back. Wouldn’t be surprising to see a trading deadline deal that puts them back in serious contention.
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12

14-11 - 1/15
Kobe Bryant and Mike Brown probably wouldn’t be so irritable if someone other than Bryant and Gasol played with any sort of consistency. And even Gasol is iffy.
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13

13-10 3 7/25
Al Jefferson said it best: The Jazz need to start winning some road games. Otherwise, their strong start will likely lead to an around-.500 finish.
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14

15-10 1 5/16
Who knows? Maybe a trade of Dwight Howard will help with chemistry. Because Magic sure don’t seem to be going anywhere with him.
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15

14-11 1 10/25
Kyle Lowry isn’t well-known in most places outside of Houston, but that could change quickly. Especially now that he’s added consistent offense to his top-notch D.
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16

14-11 1 5/21
Ranked this low despite winning 11 of your first 13 home games. What’s that tell you? On the bright side, LaMarcus Aldridge seems perfectly comfortable in his role as The Man.
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17

12-13 1 6/24
Seem to be fighting a case of the lockout legs, which isn’t exactly reason for panic. But not being able to pair Rudy Gay with the injured Zach Randolph might be.
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18

10-15 3 3/21
Still waiting for Baron Davis (back) to make his New York debut and Carmelo Anthony to stay healthy. Until then, some heady kid from Harvard named Jeremy Lin seems to have gotten things under control.
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19

10-13 - 13/24
Suddenly displaying the scrappiness typical of most Scott Skiles teams. Could actually go somewhere if they start to do it on a regular basis.
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20

12-12 3 17/29
No shame in dropping a few spots when it’s mostly because the veteran teams below you started playing well. Nice group of young talent that is beginning to mesh sooner than a lot of people expected.
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21

9-13 1 16/28
Anderson Varejao is their second-best player and they’ve beaten Boston on the road and world champion Dallas at home. Yet another example of how good Kyrie Irving really is.
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22

10-14 - 12/24
Holding steady behind the experienced legs of Steve Nash, Grant Hill and even Michael Redd off the bench. But holding steady isn’t a good thing when there’s a desperate need to improve.
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23

9-15 3 23/29
Little by little, Keith Smart is figuring out a rotation and has them playing more like a team. And lo and behold, he seems to have reached DeMarcus Cousins.
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24

8-13 - 19/26
Offense of Monta Ellis and the like gives them hope of climbing out of the bottom 10. That’s assuming, of course, they ever take more than a passing interest in D.
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25

8-18 2 17/29
Deron Williams is becoming even more of a one-man show, yet Nets looking a little more competitive -- at least at times. That’s better than what had been going on previously.
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26

8-18 1 19/30
Usually play pretty gutsy, but if Andrea Bargnani can’t stay healthy, forget about it. Raptors just not deep enough to compete while learning under a new coach in Dwane Casey.
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27

6-20 1 22/29
Before Pistons fans get too depressed, they should try to envision what another lottery pick will look like next to Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight. Because that’s really the future.
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28

5-20 1 18/30
All those questionable shots from Nick Young and Jordan Crawford are starting to go in once in a while. Won’t win you many games, but as the Wizards are finding out, it will win you more than two.
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29

4-21 - 16/29
Imagine the euphoria of being Chris Kaman when the Hornets shelved him to seek out a trade. Then imagine how Kaman must have felt to be brought back into this mess.
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30

3-21 - 23/30
Bobnets or Horncats? You decide. But no matter what you pick, the old Charlotte franchise ought to be combined with the new one so it could at least dream of winning 10 games.
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