We’ve updated our 2012-13 NBA power rankings. Little surprise near the top, but things got more interesting with the Nuggest and Pacers playing out of their minds. The Knicks are also making some serious noise.
Here are the Top and Bottom five:
5. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets could be the first 55 win team in NBA history to be completely overlooked.
4. Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles is looking to build upon their first division title in their history. Will it translate to further success?
3. San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is 35-5 at home this season. Their opponents will need to bring their very best to beat them in San Antonio over the course of a seven game series.
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are right back where they were at this point last season. Kevin Durant wants to finish the job and win his first NBA title this season.
1. Miami Heat
A six game winning streak when there is nothing to play for shows how good they really are. They will most likely be in the finals for the third straight year.
THE BOTTOM 5
30. Charlotte Bobcats
At least Kemba Walker is playing up to his status as a first round pick.
29. Orlando Magic
They desperately need the first pick in the draft to start rebuilding the franchise.
28. Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving needs to stay healthy if the Cavs want to make an impact in 2013-14.
27. Phoenix Suns
The Suns look like a team that wants the season to be over and have played like it for the last 20 games or so.
26. Sacramento Kings
The only burning question for the Kings at this point is where they will be playing their home games next season.Read More