The NBA power rankings have been revealed this weekend, and the Celtics are still surprising everyone. Here’s a list of top 8 NBA power rankings:
Toronto bounced back from back-to-back road losses against Indiana and New York with a 34-point blowout over Atlanta on Saturday night. The Raptors bounced back from back-to-back road losses against Indiana and New York with a 34-point blowout over Atlanta on Saturday night.
Portland currently ranks No. 3 in the NBA in defensive efficiency (99.6 points per 100 possessions) after finishing last season ranked No. 21.
The Spurs bounced back from Wednesday’s blowout loss to New Orleans with Saturday’s 20-point victory on the road against Charlotte. San Antonio is also expected to get an added boost with veteran point guard Tony Parker set to make his season debut on Monday against Dallas.
Detroit has proven that it deserves to be considered one of the top squads in the Eastern Conference with the way it’s played this season. The Pistons will have another opportunity to show how much they’ve grown in this Monday’s road contest against the first-place Celtics.
The Cavaliers overcame their early-season struggles and have come away with wins in seven straight games. Before this winning streak, the Cavs had lost five in six games. The bad news from Cleveland says that Derick Rose wants to quit Basketball forever due to frequent injuries. Teammates are unhappy with that decision. We have to wait for what the future holds.
Golden State has won 13 of the last 15 with its only losses during that stretch coming against Boston and Oklahoma City. Without the injured Kevin Durant, the defending champions are managing to keep their winning spirit.
Houston has only lost one game during the month of November. The Rockets guard James Harden remains the early favorite in the MVP race with his stellar play. In the last 10 games, he’s averaging 35.7 points and 10.4 assists on 47 percent shooting from the floor.
The Celtics sit atop the power rankings for the fourth straight week despite having their winning streak ended at 16 games following Wednesday’s loss to Miami. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is averaging 31 points and 4.6 assists over his last five contests.