Lakers Nation: Power Rankings – Nov. 22

10. Miami Heat are 8-5 and have been playing poor as of late. They lost their last game on a Rudy Gay game-winning buzzer beater. They also lost their forward Udonis Haslem until March and are even shorter on big men. The team is shooting .475 from the floor and averaging 103 points per game. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade are averaging 46 points per game together and Chris Bosh is averaging 18 points per game.

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (R) drives on New York Knicks guard Wilson Chandler during the fourth quarter at the United Center in Chicago on November 4, 2010. The Knicks won 120-112.   UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom


9. Atlanta Hawks are 8-5 and have been playing good basketball. The team is shooting .468 from the floor and averaging 102 points per game. They are led by Joe Johnson’s 21 points and Jamal Crawford’s 19 points per game.

8. Utah Jazz are 9-5 and have won big games on the road against Miami and Orlando. The team is shooting .457 on the field and averaging 100 points per game. They are led by Deron Williams and his 20 points and 10 assist per game.

7. Dallas Mavericks are 8-4 and are having a fair early season. Dallas is averaging 96 points per game, 22 assist per game, and 41 rebounds per game. The team is shooting .480 from the field. Dirk Nowitzki is leading the Mavericks with 25 points per game and 9 rebounds per game. Jason Terry is adding 18 points per game and Jason Kidd is dishing out 10 assist per game.

6. Chicago Bulls are 7-4 and have started their circus road trip, going 2-1 thus far with a game against the Lakers coming up on Tuesday. The Bulls are averaging 101 points per games, 22 assist per game and 45 rebounds per game. They are shooting .474 from the field but are struggling from three. Derrick Rose is scoring 25 points per game and dishing 9 assist per game. The team is struggling with scoring from but Luol Deng is adding 18 points per game.

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