POWER RANK­INGS

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - — Michael Lee

1. Spurs

Last week: 1 Tony Parker won’t catch Kevin Du­rant or LeBron James in the MVP race, but that doesn’t di­min­ish his con­tri­bu­tions. 2. Heat

Last week: 2 The Heat should fin­ish as the top seed in the East for the first time since 2004-05. 3. Thun­der

Last week: 3 James Har­den got some re­venge with 46 points in hand­ing his former team its third straight loss. 4. Clip­pers

Last week: 4 On pace to win 50 games and the Pa­cific Di­vi­sion for the first time in fran­chise his­tory. 5. Griz­zlies

Last week: 5 Won seven of first nine games with Tayshaun Prince in uni­form. 6. Knicks

Last week: 6 Sign­ing Kenyon Martin sig­nals con­cerns about health of Mar­cus Camby and Rasheed Wal­lace. 7. Nuggets

Last week: 7 In two years since Carmelo An­thony deal, the Nuggets have .616 win per­cent­age; the Knicks, .566. 8. Pac­ers

Last week: 8 En­cour­aged that all-star for­ward Danny Granger is get­ting closer to re­turn­ing from a left knee in­jury. 9. Nets

Last week: 9 Joe John­son has hit nine bas­kets in the fi­nal minute of the fourth quar­ter or over­time this sea­son. 10 Bulls

Last week: 10 Der­rick Rose’s brother, Reg­gie, put the former MVP in an awk­ward spot by crit­i­ciz­ing team’s in­ac­tion at trade dead­line.

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