NBA Power Rankings: Mavericks Rise, Lakers Stumble

March 9th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
As we enter the last month of the season, things are starting to shape up. The Mavericks and Bucks are among two teams riding high in the last week or so, and teams like the Lakers are stumbling a bit. 

The seeding for the playoffs is extremely tight, so each game counts more than ever, and we're starting to see teams that can and can't adapt to injury problems. 

Without further ado:


1. Cleveland Cavaliers (Last week: 2)

With LeBron's versatility, the Cavs really won't be missing Shaq or Big Z until they run up against the Celtics and/or Magic. Until then, they just better hope they can hold down the fort with LeBron sitting out.


2. Orlando Magic (Last week: 5)

A huge win over the Lakers yesterday showed that the Magic might be poised to make some...uh...magic come playoff time. With a healthy Jameer Nelson playing well again, and Matt Barnes providing an edge on the perimeter, the Magic might be back in the Finals. 


3. Dallas Mavericks (Last week: 6)

No one can say the Mavs haven't faced their share of injuries, b ...

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