Week 21 NBA Power Rankings: Cleveland Cavaliers Surge, Mavs Fall

March 16th, 2010 by Taylor Smith Leave a reply »
The NBA regular season is already getting down into its final few weeks, meaning some teams are prepping for the playoffs while others eagerly anticipate the upcoming lottery.

So, what better way to gauge a team's strength this late in the season, than to assess momentum and drop-off in this week's NBA Power Rankings?

Cleveland, the league's only 50-win team so far, has already clinched a playoff spot, and appear to have the number one overall seed in the East locked up for the second consecutive year. 

The Nets, on the other hand, are on the verge of losing their 60th game of the season. 

Take that, Cavs!


1. Cleveland Cavaliers (52-15, Last Week: 2)

The Cavs have won three straight, and have survived minor injury scares to both LeBron James and Antawn Jamison in the past week.

They're way ahead of the pack out East, and anything short of an appearance in the Finals would be even more disappointing than last season.

2. Orlando Magic (47-21, Last Week: 3)

Orlando was rolling before losing at home to Charlotte Sunday.

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