Week 19 NBA Power Rankings: Mavericks Hurtling Towards Top

March 1st, 2010 by Taylor Smith Leave a reply »
Out West, the Mavericks, Nuggets, Lakers, and Jazz appear to be separating themselves from the pack as we near the playoffs.

In the East, the Cavs appear to have gotten things back in order, and the Celtics are struggling once again.

Here's the full NBA rundown as we head into the second-to-last month of the regular season.


1. Cleveland Cavaliers (46-14, Last Week: 2)

After losing three in a row to start the Antawn Jamison era, the Cavs have righted the ship and have now won three straight.

Since his abysmal 0-12 start with Cleveland, Jamison has started to look more comfortable. He has scored at least 18 points in three of his last four games.

It'll be interesting to see how they play without Shaq in the middle.

2. Dallas Mavericks (39-21, Last Week: 7)

The Mavericks have won seven straight games, including tough wins over the Lakers and Hawks.

Jason Kidd has been going off lately, and posted a ridiculous 19 point-17 assist-16 rebound line in the win over Atlanta last Friday night.

3. Los Angeles Lakers (45-15, Last Week: 1)

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