NBA POWER RANKINGS

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NBA Power Rankings Week 25

Sam Amico, FOX Sports Ohio

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Posted April 16, 2013 07:42 AM EDT

Heat close finest season at the top. But Thunder, Spurs and Knicks may have something to say about that in playoffs.

Also: Check out the week's best performances.

+2

Denver Nuggets

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Washington Wizards

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

37-45 - 1/4
Dominated the regular season like no other team in modern era. So can anyone really hope to beat them in seven-game series?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

45-37 - 1/12
If they don’t get back to Finals, everyone is likely to blame the James Harden trade.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

55-27 - 1/6
Struggling mightily on the road lately, but if they can get act together, they’re capable of another title.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

17-65 - 2/12
They actually think they can beat the Heat. Carmelo Anthony's play almost makes it believable.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

30-52 2 4/24
Barely skipped a beat after Danilo Gallinari went down. What a coaching job by George Karl.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

55-27 1 1/10
Tough defense and under-control offense make them a natural fit for playoff-style basketball.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

56-26 1 1/9
Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest have played some of their best basketball of late. Good timing.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

38-44 - 5/21
Physical, extremely confident ways make them ideal postseason sleeper.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

38-44 - 5/17
There's enough talent here that makes you think if they put it all together … unexpected things may happen.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

56-26 1 6/26
James Harden has been here before. The rest of the team may need another year.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

50-32 1 8/19
Derrick Rose isn't coming back, meaning they aren't likely to get very far. But that D can create some serious issues for opponents.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

67-15 2 4/21
Mark Jackson has all this offensive talent interested in defense. That makes them intriguing.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

40-42 1 4/18
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce know what they're doing at this time of year. That counts for a lot.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

60-22 2 7/18
They'll likely have an entirely different look next season, so consider this their last hurrah.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

38-44 2 13/23
Postseason or not, this will be a huge summer, with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap entering free agency.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

21-61 1 3/21
One of the most disappointing years in league history. Going nowhere minus Kobe Bryant.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

41-41 1 5/20
Get at least four more games tacked on to the end of their season. But probably no more than five.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

50-32 1 4/22
Finished the year in admirable fashion after a slow start. Still, an aging Dirk Nowitzki needs more help.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

51-31 2 13/23
Offseason to-do list: Shoring up bench and figuring out what to do with J.J. Hickson.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

18-64 1 8/22
Andrew Bynum never played a game and Doug Collins reportedly won't coach them next year. Consider it a lost season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

49-33 2 20/29
Things should be better next year, when Rudy Gay is around from the start.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

16-66 - 9/23
This was supposed to be the year they put it all together. Hard to do when Kevin Love is hurt.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

46-36 3 20/30
A healthy John Wall will put them in playoff conversation next season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

32-50 1 21/30
Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight make them perhaps the team with the most promise in the East. Question is, will Lawrence Frank be around to lead them into their next phase?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

45-37 1 13/29
Need Anthony Davis to stay healthy and Eric Gordon to be elsewhere in 2013-14.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

29-53 - 21/29
Whether they return or land in Seattle, expect roster and coaching upheaval.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

53-29 - 22/30
Despite getting a boost from Kyrie Irving, hard to envision Byron Scott returning.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

39-43 - 20/29
Have plenty of available cap space, but it doesn't do much good when it just sits there.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

25-57 - 21/30
Did we really expect them to be anywhere else after losing Dwight Howard? Always play hard, though.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

33-49 - 17/30
On the bright side, they're young. On the down side, we still don't know if that youth is good.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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