NBA Power Rankings: Week 12

Another week has gone by, and another set of Power Rankings are up. The Thunder and Wizards continue to bookend the rankings. The Celtics climbed three spots and the Hawks and T-Wolves each dropped four spots in this week’s Power Rankings.


Power Rankings Week 12:

(W-L Season) followed by (W-L From previous week)

Ranking from previous week in parentheses. 

(1). Oklahoma City Thunder (29-8) (3-1) – Sure they lost to the worst team in the league, but still the best in the NBA.

(2). Los Angeles Clippers (28-9) (1-1) – Just 3-3 now since their big winning streak.

(3). San Antonio Spurs (29-11) (2-2) – Stat line of the week – Tim Duncan – 29min, 12pnts, 9rb, 5 asts, 7blk, and 3 steals.

(4). Miami Heat (24-11) (1-2) – Couldn’t close the deal against the Blazers which continued their weak road play this season.

(7). Memphis Grizzlies (24-11) (3-1) – Back in the top five after another good week. If they continue their strong play will it lead to Rudy Gay being taken off the block?

(5). New York Knicks (24-13) (1-3) – They have been struggling as of late, but get to rest up big time this week with just one game (in London) on the schedule.

(6). Golden State Warriors (23-13) (1-2) – Warriors fans must have breathed a sigh of relief when Curry was able to finish his game last night.

(9).  Denver Nuggets (23-16) (3-0) – The Nuggets have been surging as of late, playing good ball on their home floor.

(8). Indiana Pacers (23-15) (3-1) – Pacers gave head coach Frank Vogel a well deserved two-year extension.

10 (12). Brooklyn Nets (22-15) (3-0) – PJ really showing that maybe it was Avery’s fault. Only time will tell.

11 (11). Houston Rockets (21-17) (1-3) – A young team that will go through many up and downs this season. Struggled against weaker Eastern Conference foes this week.

12 (13). Chicago Bulls (20-15) (2-2) – Through 35 games, if Bulls fans were told they would be five games over .500, would they be happy?

13 (14). Portland Trail Blazers  (20-17) (2-2) – One of the more fun teams to watch in the NBA. How great was that game against the Heat on TNT?

14 (10). Atlanta Hawks (21-15) (1-3) – They have been reeling as of late, otherwise known as regressing to the norm.

15 (18). Boston Celtics (19-17) (3-0) – Avery Bradley has returned and the Celtics are looking like a much better team. Coincidence?

16 (16). Milwaukee Bucks (19-17) (3-1) – A very solid team, which will likely make the playoffs only to get blown out in the first round.

17 (19). Utah Jazz (20-19) (3-1)  – Another good week, which will make their decision tougher when it comes to the deadline.

18 (17). Los Angeles Lakers (16-21) (1-3) – Gee. Can’t seem to be able to string together a few wins in a row.

19 (15). Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15) (1-2) – Looks like it won’t be their year again. Love is out for a long time, and Rubio still not 100%.

20 (21). Dallas Mavericks  (15-23) (2-2) – They are going to need to string several 3-1 and 4-0 weeks if they want to be a contender.

21 (20). Philadelphia 76′ers (16-22) (1-2)  – 76’ers fans must be disappointed with their record, but they have to be very happy with the way Holiday has been playing this season.

22 (22). Toronto Raptors (14-23) (2-1) – Never thought the Raptors would be leaning on Alan Anderson for their revival this season.

23 (23). Orlando Magic (13-23) (1-2) – Redick’s name will be all over the rumor mill this February.

24 (26). Detroit Pistons (14-24) (1-1) – What’s your prize for being 10 games under .500 this week? How about a trip to London?!?!?

25 (24). Sacramento Kings (13-24) (0-3) – Seattle Sacremento still has their team for now, but it may not be for too long.

26 (25). Phoenix Suns (13-26) (1-3) – Crickets

27 (28). New Orleans Hornets (11-26) (1-2) – The record may not be too great, but they have some exciting players down in New Orleans.

28 (27). Cleveland Cavaliers (9-30) (1-3) – If Kyrie weren’t KYRIE then they would probably be at #30.

29 (29). Charlotte Bobcats (9-27) (0-3) – Another bad week and they may be at the bottom of this list.

30 (30). Washington Wizards (6-28) (2-0) – Wall and Ariza are now back, and they are coming off a good week. Keep it up for one more, and they be on the rise.


What do you guys think of these rankings? Someone too high? Too low? Leave a comment or tweet me @YoniPollak.

About Yoni Pollak

Currently at Yeshiva University in NYC, studying Business Management with hopes of working in professional sports. I was born and raised in Houston. I am a die hard Astros, Rockets, and Texans fan! Root for the Dynamo and Longhorns as well! You can follow me @YoniPollak

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