POWER RANK­INGS

The Washington Post Sunday - - WPSPORTS - — Michael Lee

1. Spurs

Last week: 1

Posted a 7-1 record with­out the re­turn­ing Tim Dun­can and have won 14 of 15 over­all.

2. Heat

Last week: 3

LeBron James be­came first player to have six straight games with 30 points on bet­ter than 60 per­cent shoot­ing.

3. Thun­der

Last week: 2

Ok­la­homa City has lost six straight to the Heat, in­clud­ing the NBA Fi­nals.

4. Clip­pers

Last week: 4

Chris Paul won’t win the MVP, but he’s def­i­nitely the most valu­able Clip­per.

5. Griz­zlies

Last week: 7

The post-Rudy Gay trade cloud has lifted with three straight vic­to­ries.

6. Knicks

Last week: 5

They’re 14-12 in past 26, and Carmelo An­thony has a right arm con­tu­sion.

7. Nuggets

Last week: 6

En­tered break with three straight losses and in­juries to Danilo Gal­li­nari, Wil­son Chan­dler and An­dre Iguo­dala.

8. Pac­ers

Last week: 8

Dropped two in a row af­ter 15 straight wins on their home court.

9. Nets

Last week: NR

C.J. Wat­son made a ca­reer-high five three­p­oint­ers against the Nuggets.

10. Bulls

Last week: 10

Lost four of five be­fore Der­rick Rose re­vealed he might not be back this sea­son.

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