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Shaq back 2 L.A
11-17-2008, 11:08 PM
http://www.nba.com/powerrankings/




TEAM (LAST WEEK) REC. BREAKDOWN
1 Cleveland (5) 8-2 Off: 114.3 (1), Def: 105.8 (13)
The Cavs are the hottest team in the league having won seven straight. It wasn't too hard to fathom that they would be improved offensively with the addition of Mo Williams, but No. 1 in the NBA? If they tighten up the defense, this is a serious title contender.
2 L.A. Lakers (1) 7-1 Off: 110.6 (6), Def: 95.2 (1)
So the Lakers aren't perfect (Friday's loss to the Pistons was both their worst offensive and worst defensive game so far), but they'll have the opportunity to stay close to it with this stretch where they play seven of eight games at home with only one back-to-back.
3 Boston (2) 9-2 Off: 102.8 (26), Def: 97.9 (2)
After Friday's loss to the Nuggets, Doc Rivers called the Celtics "the most miserable 8-2 team I've ever seen." Beating the Bucks in OT the next night probably didn't raise their spirits. Not turning the ball over so much might.
4 Houston (9) 6-4 Off: 104.5 (21), Def: 101.6 (4)
There have been highs and lows for the Rockets so far this season. Blowing a 14-point, fourth quarter lead in San Antonio on Friday was certainly a low, but they recovered well with a comfortable, defense-fueled win over the Hornets the next night.
5 Phoenix (7) 8-3 Off: 110.9 (5), Def: 106.4 (15)
Suspensions, ejections and flagrant fouls? The new Suns have an edge, and they also have Shaquille O'Neal playing at his highest efficiency since his first season in Miami. Thursday's matchup with the Lakers (in Phoenix, TNT, 10:30 p.m. ET) is





is the nba and espn biased i mean the lakers just beat the mavericks and the hornets and just because they lost to the pistons there not number 1

JordansBulls
11-17-2008, 11:16 PM
http://www.nba.com/powerrankings/




TEAM (LAST WEEK) REC. BREAKDOWN
1 Cleveland (5) 8-2 Off: 114.3 (1), Def: 105.8 (13)
The Cavs are the hottest team in the league having won seven straight. It wasn't too hard to fathom that they would be improved offensively with the addition of Mo Williams, but No. 1 in the NBA? If they tighten up the defense, this is a serious title contender.
2 L.A. Lakers (1) 7-1 Off: 110.6 (6), Def: 95.2 (1)
So the Lakers aren't perfect (Friday's loss to the Pistons was both their worst offensive and worst defensive game so far), but they'll have the opportunity to stay close to it with this stretch where they play seven of eight games at home with only one back-to-back.
3 Boston (2) 9-2 Off: 102.8 (26), Def: 97.9 (2)
After Friday's loss to the Nuggets, Doc Rivers called the Celtics "the most miserable 8-2 team I've ever seen." Beating the Bucks in OT the next night probably didn't raise their spirits. Not turning the ball over so much might.
4 Houston (9) 6-4 Off: 104.5 (21), Def: 101.6 (4)
There have been highs and lows for the Rockets so far this season. Blowing a 14-point, fourth quarter lead in San Antonio on Friday was certainly a low, but they recovered well with a comfortable, defense-fueled win over the Hornets the next night.
5 Phoenix (7) 8-3 Off: 110.9 (5), Def: 106.4 (15)
Suspensions, ejections and flagrant fouls? The new Suns have an edge, and they also have Shaquille O'Neal playing at his highest efficiency since his first season in Miami. Thursday's matchup with the Lakers (in Phoenix, TNT, 10:30 p.m. ET) is





is the nba and espn biased i mean the lakers just beat the mavericks and the hornets and just because they lost to the pistons there not number 1

Because they lost there last game at home.

DQL
11-17-2008, 11:50 PM
How are the Heat below the Mavs? Better record, better defense, better offense :pity:

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
11-17-2008, 11:52 PM
Power rankings are accurate to a point where it depends how well your team played in their last couple of games. I personally like the top 5, but I am a huge Cavalier fan.

BYBLOS88
11-18-2008, 12:03 AM
cleveland above the good of the 2 LA teams what a joke!!

barreleffact
11-18-2008, 12:24 AM
lol...how the media love to build up lebron...

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
11-18-2008, 01:54 AM
lol...how the media love to build up lebron...


cleveland above the good of the 2 LA teams what a joke!!

Did either of you read my post? Cleveland has won 7 in a row.. Now read my post to understand my point furthermore.

king4day
11-18-2008, 09:51 AM
Because they lost there last game at home.

That's what I was going to echo.
They lost to a good team and it was at home and a trouncing.
They got it right I think.

LA will be back at #1 soon enough.

fredv
11-18-2008, 10:58 AM
My Rockets are overrated. They lost to SanAn when having a 14pt lead and without Manu and Parker. Shame