NBA Power Rankings Week 1: L.A. Lakers, Miami Heat Top Despite Not Being at Best

November 1st, 2010 by Ash Marshall Leave a reply »
The NBA season is well underway and there are familiar names at the top of the power rankings.

Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers have been good enough to hold onto their perch at the top of the tree and, after a rocky start, the Miami Heat are right up there, too. The Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers have also come out of the gates looking pretty good, and Atlanta and New Orleans are both a perfect 3-0 to start the year.

Others have stumbled out of the gate and a select few have yet to actually leave the gate. The Nets are about three weeks ahead of their woeful start from 2009, while the Charlotte Bobcats, L.A. Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are looking for their first wins of the new year.

Read on to find out who's hot and who's not after the first week of play.

RANK TEAM RECORD 1 L.A. Lakers 3-0 2 Miami Heat 3-1 3 Boston Celtics 2-1 4 Portland Trailblazers 3-0 5 New Orleans Hornets 3-0 6 Atlanta Hawks 3-0 7 Orlando Magic 1-1 8 Memphis Grizzlies 2-1 9 Dallas Mavericks 2-1 10 Golden State Warriors 2-1 11 Oklahoma City Thunder 2-1 12 Denver Nuggets 2-1 13 Indiana Pacers 2-1 14 San Antonio Spurs 1- ...

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