NBA Power Rankings: Lakers and Nets Bookend NBA Entering December

November 30th, 2009 by John Lorge Leave a reply »
Bleacher Report's award winning NBA Power Rankings are back for another week of action.

Last week we had debate from the top to the bottom of the list, here is how the NBA shakes up at the end of November.

1. Los Angeles Lakers (1) - Had a real scare when the Nets came to town Sunday Night.  Okay, so it wasn't close at all and neither have the five others since L.A.'s Nov. 15 loss.

2. Phoenix Suns (6) - The most offensive starting five in basketball didn't have a tough week but they dominated as expected.  If they can beat the Cavs and Lakers this week they will be the undisputed kings of the NBA--my money says they're luck to win one of those.

3. Cleveland Cavaliers (2) - Losing a defensive battle against Charlotte hurts but a strong bounce-back against Dallas where they out-scored the Mavs 24-16 in the fourth keeps them in the top three.

4. Orlando Magic (3) - Caught at home by the Heat in a controversial finish but quickly regained composure for wins in Atlanta and Milwaukee.  Howard averaged 17.25 rebounds in four games this week, wow.

5. Boston Celtics (8) - The C's got back on track with three quality ...

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