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29$JerZ
01-28-2013, 04:29 PM
Tony Parker shot better than 60 percent from the floor in San Antonio's past four victories and was duly named Monday as the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week.

Go ahead and put Parker's Spurs down as the league's team of the week, too, as chosen by ESPN.com's NBA Power Rankings committee (of one).

Even with Tim Duncan missing the past few games with a knee issue and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich having quarantined himself far away from his team to prevent spreading the flu, San Antonio just continues to roll, winning four more games last week to improve its January record to 11-3 and bump the Oklahoma City Thunder down to No. 2 in the most notable development in the latest rankings.

The winning point margins have been slimmer with Duncan and Popovich unavailable, but the Spurs could not be denied their fourth stint this season at No. 1 -- and first since Dec. 10 -- even when they're short-handed.

The rankings, as always, were compiled with peerless assisting from ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau. Click here to rank the teams yourself.

ESPN POWER RANKINGS (http://espn.go.com/nba/powerrankings/_/year/2013/week/13)
Hollinger POWER RANKINGS (http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/powerrankings)

ManRam
01-28-2013, 04:32 PM
We're 30th!!

YES!

:dance:

Now, let's actually get the 30th worst record!

justinnum1
01-28-2013, 04:35 PM
looks about right.

shep33
01-28-2013, 04:47 PM
I'm a Laker fan, and we shouldn't be that high

kdspurman
01-28-2013, 04:53 PM
a PG shooting 60% in his last 4 games is impressive. Especially for a guy who doesn't deserve an all star spot to some :rolleyes:

LTBaByyy
01-28-2013, 05:01 PM
Lakers are way toooo high!!!!

Mavs are just right at #18, need to win the next few games to get .500 before All Star break

shep33
01-28-2013, 05:03 PM
Spurs deserve to be 1st. I'm cool with that

CityofTreez
01-28-2013, 05:04 PM
I'm a Laker fan, and we shouldn't be that high

When having high expectations works out...

Longhornfan1234
01-28-2013, 05:06 PM
Spurs go as far as Parker takes them. I wish Duncan could play more than 30 mins a game...old ***.

ManRam
01-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Spurs go as far as Parker takes them. I wish Duncan could play more than 30 mins a game...old ***.

I'm sure he'll be at about 35 minutes a game come playoff time. They're gonna baby him as much as they can this regular season to accomplish that I'd imagine.

I don't really care that the Lakers are that high. It's 5 spots higher than their actual record. They're playing better than Houston and Portland as of late...so that's 2 teams with better records that you can justify them being ranked ahead. It makes sense for them to be ahead of Boston, who has been playing no better than LA of late and did lose one of their best players. So there's 3 teams. Atlanta and Milwaukee are the other two teams that have a better record than LA but are ranked lower. That's splitting hairs.

No major beef with that from me.

bluefire7002
01-28-2013, 05:22 PM
I'm a Laker fan, and we shouldn't be that high

Thats because Lakers won the last two games and they know Steve Blake is coming back :)

LoveMeOrHateMe
01-28-2013, 05:37 PM
My lakers sure did look like a title contender this past weekend vs Utah and OKC but In no way shape or form should we be that high

lol, please
01-28-2013, 06:27 PM
Warriors above the Knicks. Looks good to me.

ThaDubs
01-28-2013, 06:32 PM
Warriors above the Knicks. Looks good to me.

Damn straight.

justinnum1
01-28-2013, 06:45 PM
Warriors above the Knicks. Looks good to me.

For sure.

Korman12
01-28-2013, 06:53 PM
Come on with the Lakers ESPN.

Every time they win there's a half-hour segment of whether or not the team is turning around, and the benefit of the doubt is goddamn dead.

j-bay
01-28-2013, 06:57 PM
Holy **** look how high the Wizards went up!