NBA Power Rankings

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WEEI
February 16, 2018 - 11:51 am
By Danny Dragin 1. Houston Rockets (2): 44-13 James Harden had 34 points and 13 assists in the Rockets win over the Timberwolves. The Rockets now find themselves in the midst of a 10-game win streak heading into the All-Star break. 2. Golden State Warriors (1): 44-14 Steve Kerr decided to let the...
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DeMarcus Cousins
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John Tomase
February 02, 2018 - 4:45 pm
The last week was a rough one for the NBA, with stars ranging from Boogie Cousins to John Wall to Kevin Love being lost either for the season or at least a couple of months. WEEI.com's Power Rankings, compiled by Danny Dragin, reflect the tumult (previous rank in parentheses, followed by record). 1...
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John Tomase
January 26, 2018 - 12:05 pm
A topsy-turvy NBA season continues. The Celtics are falling. The Thunder is rising. The Warriors keep splashing. And here to break it all down is WEEI.com's Danny Dragin, who presents this week's power rankings (last week's ranking in parentheses, followed by record). 1. Golden State Warriors (1):...
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Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
WEEI
January 19, 2018 - 10:13 am
By Danny Dragin 1. Golden State Warriors (Last week's ranking: 2*): 37-9 The Warriors played the Cavs at full strength for the first time this season, but it didn’t seem to be a problem for the defending champs who beat them 118-108. Kevin Durant and LeBron James both had 32 points in the game. 2...
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January 05, 2018 - 8:28 pm
WEEI.com's Daniel Dragin brings you his NBA power rankings. Let's get to it . . . 1. Boston Celtics The Celtics are the most consistent team in the NBA. With the East's best record of 31-10, they have a plethora of potential award winners. Brad Stevens is the frontrunner for Coach of the Year...
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The Warriors are currently the best team in the NBA. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)
December 01, 2016 - 5:02 am
Here are this week's NBA power rankings (as of Nov. 30). 1. WARRIORS (16-2) : The collective fears of the 29 other NBA franchises upon Kevin Durant's signing have all seemed to be well founded. This team looks superior to the 2015-16 version that set the NBA regular season wins record. The dubs...
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October 29, 2012 - 3:19 pm
It's almost Halloween, another NBA season is upon us and the league's landscape changed once again, but the Celtics are title contenders and so too are their most heated rivals. Let's get right to the 2012-13 debut of our semi-regular NBA power rankings. Here's the wrinkle: What's the scariest...
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January 03, 2012 - 5:54 pm
With the Celtics , Lakers, Mavericks and Spurs all hovering around .500 through the first two weeks of this shortened season, has the balance of NBA power officially shifted? The way I see it, a team can own any of three distinct advantages after an abbreviated training camp and during a season in...
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November 18, 2010 - 7:50 am
As a general rule of thumb, 10 games in the NBA is a decent time to start making some conclusions, such as: A. The Lakers and Celtics will have ebbs and flows, but barring injury, they remain the class of their respective conferences until further notice. B. The difference between the team ranked...
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