NBA Power Rankings: Mavs Move, Hornets Buzz, but Hawks Are on Top

November 22nd, 2009 by The Daily Hurt Leave a reply »
The sexy thing to do this season is to lose your superstar and then go on a winning run. Milwaukee did it when Michael Redd went down, and so did Sacramento after Kevin Martin fractured his wrist. This week New Orleans without Chris Paul were too good for the red hot Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks. 

Strange? Doesn't make sense? Luckily The Daily Hurt's weekly power rankings are here to break it all down. 

ATLANTA HAWKS - Despite coming off a loss to New Orleans on Saturday night, Atlanta takes top spot in a week which otherwise saw them sweep Portland, Miami and Houston. For the first time in a long time, the Hawks look for real. DALLAS MAVERICKS - Considering the Mavs have won five straight and have been missing Josh Howard, Shawn Marion and Erick Dampier for parts of the run, they probably should be ranked No. 1. However, Atlanta has been more impressive overall. ORLANDO MAGIC - Dwight Howard took only four shots in Friday nights victory over the Celtics. The Magic have won five straight and are starting to assert themselves in the East. LA LAKERS - All that TV work clearly distracted Pau Gasol from his day job with the Lakers. He looked ...

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