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November 20, 2017, 5:00 pm

NBA Power Rankings: Giving the Celtics their due

Did the Celtics knocking off the Warriors for the top topographic point this week? Or is a 15-game winning streak not adequate to divest the champs?

NBA Power Rankings: Giving the Celtics their due
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It’s clip for any other impression of The Crossover’s time period NBA Power Rankings! There wasn’t an copiousness of process stretches this week, but we did see a continuance of laterality from the Celtics and arrant desperation in Los Angeles. Did the Celtics knocking off the Warriors for the top topographic point this week? And more than importantly, did the Clippers divest the Suns at No. 25? Let’s discovery out...

(All stats and records in use done Nov. 19).

30. Chicago Bulls (3–11)
Last Week: 30

Well, Lauri Markkanen is musical performance asymptomatic adequate to gain himself a slayer nickname. What shall we phone call him? Seasoned Salt? Markky Markk?

29. Dallas Mavericks (3–14)
Last Week: 29 

I was really intelligent today, it’s good that Mark Cuban and Dirk were able to get a Finals triumph in earlier LeBron and the Warriors decided to regulation the basketball global forever.

28. Sacramento Kings (4–12)
Last Week: 27

Willie Cauley-Stein has away for a concerted 40 points in his past two games, and is surely not “butt” as any author proclaimed. 

27. Atlanta Hawks (3–13)
Last Week: 28

Dewayne Dedmon is leading this team in rebounding. Dewayne Freaking Dedmon!

26. Phoenix Suns (7–11)
Last Week: 25

Devin Booker is averaging 27.4 points over his past five games.

Devin Booker (33 PTS) tallies his seventh game of the season with 30+ PTS in the @suns road win! #SUNSat50 pic.twitter.com/dNY03ptJ1d

— NBA (@NBA) November 18, 2017

25. L.A. Clippers (5–10)
Last Week: 18

Can I even put a five-win team this high? Thank goodness Ray Felton got out of here and went to play for a contender.

24. Utah Jazz (7–10)
Last Week: 24

If not for Ben Simmons, I think Donovan Mitchell would be the favorite to claim Rookie of the Year right now.

23. Brooklyn Nets (6–10)
Last Week: 23

The bright side of D’Angelo Russell’s knee injury is the uncaging of Spencer Dinwiddie, who is proving he can do more than than just tweet (seriously, he’s a top-five tweeter).

22. Charlotte Hornets (6–9)
Last Week: 21

Charlotte is poised to make enemies of UConn Huskies fans. Not only are they wasting one of Kemba Walker’s prime years, but they’re losing despite Jeremy Lamb’s breakout season as asymptomatic.

21. Denver Nuggets (9–7)
Last Week: 16

They are currently No. 10 in Net Rating and also rostering Richard Jefferson. Two things that make zero sense.

20. Los Angeles Lakers (7–10)
Last Week: 22

Lonzo Ball is averaging 11 points, 11 assists and 16 rebounds since his father entered a feud with the President of the United States. I always knew LaVar would make his son a star.

19. New Orleans Pelicans (8–8)
Last Week: 17

Boy, getting blown out by Denver and briefly losing Anthony Davis to injury yet again sure feels like rock bottom. For their sake, I hope it is. This is a talented team.

18. Miami Heat (7–9)
Last Week: 20

Miami has the fifth-worst offensive rating in basketball. Only one man can take them to the top.

17. Orlando Magic (8–8)
Last Week: 15 

Magics fans sorry we played that way tonight!!!! Y'all didn't deserve that

— Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) November 19, 2017

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