NBA Power Rankings Week 5: Lots Of Movement And A Battle At The Top

Throughout the craziness of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, there were some NBA games that were played. Of course, those have affected some of our power rankings, so without further ado, here they are:

30. Washington Wizards (0-11): The Wizards remain winless and without their star point guard, John Wall. (Last Week’s Rank: 30)

29. Toronto Raptors (3-11): The Raptors failed to get a “W” this week and have lost four in a row. They were able to hang with San Antonio until a second overtime period on Sunday, before losing, however. (Last Week: 25)

28. Detroit Pistons (3-11): Since their victory over Boston last week, the Pistons managed to defeat the lowly Raptors, but suffered significant defeats to the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks. (Last Week: 27)

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27. New Orleans Hornets (3-9): The Hornets have lost seven games in a row, and their star rookie, Anthony Davis, suffered an injury on November 20 and has been sidelined since. (Last Week: 22)

26. Cleveland Cavaliers (3-10): The Cavs continue to struggle and give up 102.2 points a game to their opponents. (Last Week: 29)

25. Orlando Magic (5-8): The Orlando Magic went 2-2 last week, but the two victories came against Detroit and Cleveland. (Last Week: 26)

24. Sacramento Kings (4-9): The Kings, on the other hand, went 2-1 last week, but against much tougher opponents. DeMarcus Cousins, Marcus Thornton, Tyreke Evans, and Co. managed to take down the Los Angeles Lakers, and also split a back-t0-back matchup against the Utah Jazz. (Last Week: 28)

23. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-7): The Timberwolves dropped significantly from last week, and are currently on a five game losing streak. However, All-Star forward Kevin Love made his season debut last Wednesday after being sidelined, and is averaging an astounding 24.3 points and 14.0 rebounds–virtually picking up where he left off last season. (Last Week: 13)

22. Phoenix Suns (6-8): The Suns are still a run-and-gun team, averaging 100.4 points per game. However, they are also giving up the most points in the league at the same time; 103.3. (Last Week: 24)

21. Indiana Pacers (6-8): David West, Paul George, and George Hill have been holding down the fort in Danny Granger’s absence. They could definitely use their best player right about now, though. (Last Week: 23)

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