NBA Power Rankings: Lakers Still King but Magic, Celtics, Nuggets Closing

December 7th, 2009 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

As the NBA regular season rolls on into its seventh week, the top tier of teams in the league continue to rise and create separation between themselves and the rest of the NBA.

In order to be the champs, you have to beat the champs, and the LA Lakers are proving they are still best in the NBA. And before people can give the "best player" title to LeBron James, Kobe Bryant is still showing No. 24 is No. 1. Bryant’s insanely difficult buzzer-beater against the Heat Friday gave the Lakers another win and wrote another page in Kobe’s legendary career.

But, it should not be missed that the Lakers have only played four games on the road (3-1), the least in the West. Their easy early schedule has given LA a chance to build a lead on the conference. Denver though, is only a game back and the Nuggets may be better this season than their franchise-best 54 wins last year.

In the East, Orlando and Boston have taken control, while Cleveland hangs close behind them. Both the Magic and Celtics are 16-4 and both actually have more road wins than at home.

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