NBA Power Rankings: Lakers Back on Top, Suns and Heat Rising Fast

November 9th, 2009 by John Lorge Leave a reply »
After two weeks of action we’re getting a pretty good idea of who’s for real and who’s just hanging on in the NBA. 

With half the league looking pretty good and half the League looking pretty bad here’s your power rankings:

1. Los Angeles Lakers (4) - Kobe is giving me flashbacks of 2005-06 but I snap out of it when the 40 point game ends in a victory.

2. Boston Celtics (1) - If you want to stay in the top spot you can't drop your only home game against your only legitimate opponent in the week.

3. Orlando Magic (3) - Blowout in OKC is a head-scratcher, if "the deepest team in the NBA" can't play better a few people short when the Cavs visit on Wednesday they will be sure to drop--win over the Suns is keeping them afloat.

4. Phoenix Suns (12) - 3-1 with one game left on Eastern Conference road trip, team couldn't have asked for anything more and they couldn't be shooting any better from deep.

5. Miami Heat (9) - Quentin Richardson is in the best shape of his life and he is playing great D in addition to outstanding three point shooting—when will be the first game Wade doesn't lead the team in scoring?

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