Monday, November 19, 2007

Power Ranking the NBA: Week 3

All teams have a win, all teams have a loss. This is where it starts to get fun.

(Last week in parentheses)

1. Boston Celtics (1): Everyone has to lose sometime.

2. San Antonio Spurs (3): The regular season is their preseason, and yet they are still dominating.

3. Phoenix Suns (5): In the midst of a 5 game win streak: they look unstoppable.

4. Dallas Mavericks (4): Killed the Spurs in their match-up, their best win in a 3-0 week.

5. Utah Jazz (6): D-Will and Kirilenko are both among the league leaders in assists with 8.6 and 6.9 respectively.

6. New Orleans Hornets (8): On a 5-game win streak, but how long can it last without Paul?

7. Orlando Magic (9): The only team in the league who can say they beat the Celtics.

8. Houston Rockets (2): They've lost 4 straight during one of the tougher weeks you see. Thankfully, T-Mac returns on Tuesday when they face the Mavs.

9. Denver Nuggets (9): Bounced back nicely after that drumming by Boston, they haven't lost since.

10. LA Lakers (13)

11. Toronto Raptors (15):
Looking good after moving Bargnani to the bench.

12. Detroit Pistons (7): I was wary about their strength of schedule last week, and they responded by losing 3 of 4, against the Blazers, Knicks, and Kings at that,

13. Portland Trailblazers (10): The real question is, can they win on the road?

14. Cleveland Cavaliers (12)

15. LA Clippers (14):
Starting to come back down to Earth after a hot start.

16. Milwaukee Bucks (16): Michael Redd may be the leader, but all eyes are on Yi right now.

17. Washington Wizards (27): That one win seemed to catalyze their season.

18. Charlotte Bobcats (21)

19. New Jersey Nets (17)

20. Indiana Pacers (18):
Jermaine O'Neal might be having a Patrick Ewing effect on the team; they looked much better when he was injured.

21. Miami Heat (28): Hung in there with Boston, probably the high point of their season so far.

22. Memphis Grizzlies

23. Chicago Bulls (22):
I keep wanting them to snap out of it, but they never do. They make me feel dumb for picking them to win the East.

24. Sacramento Kings (25): 2-2 last week with a key win against the Pistons. Isn't every beating the Pistons though?

25. Atlanta Hawks (19): It's starting to look like their big wins were just flukes.

26. Philadelphia 76ers (26)

27. New York Knicks (23)

28. Golden State Warriors (24):
The last team to win a game now has 2 under their belt.

29. Minnesota Timberwolves (29): Randy Foye and Corey Brewer are showing flashes of greatness.

30. Seattle Supersonics (30)

Think your team got slighted? Voice your opinions through a comment.


gary said...

think you got it right this time sorry about last week, i thought the knicks were as good as the looked, turns out they were impostors