NBA Power Rankings November 2010: San Antonio Spurs and LA Lakers on Top

It’s time for my second edition of the 2010 NBA Power Rankings. A lot of things have changed since the preseason and these rankings will reflect that. Keep in mind that power rankings are supposed to put teams in order based on how they are playing right now. The Spurs are hotter than any team in the league right now, winning 12 in a row. They are followed by the Lakers and the Celtics.


1. San Antonio Spurs

I got a lot of “Heat” for my NBA preseason power rankings for having the Spurs at sixth. Well, right now, they’re playing consistently better than anyone in the league and Duncan isn’t the main attraction. This weekend will tell us a lot when they play the Mavs and Hornets.


2. Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are still the team to beat, despite falling to No. 2. They look every bit as good as they have the past few years and there’s no reason to believe that they won’t be right where they need to be at the end of the season.


3. Boston Celtics

There was some speculation that Boston’s final stand was last year, but they look better this year than they did last.


4. Orlando Magic

The Magic have been getting a lot of offense out of Dwight Howard this year to go with his outstanding defense. If the role players can continue playing well, we’ll have an epic Eastern Conference Finals between the Magic and Celtics.


5. New Orleans Hornets

The hot start is cooling off, but the Hornets' record still speaks volumes. Another couple of weeks will tell us more about whether or not this team belongs towards the top.


6. Utah Jazz

The Jazz are a team that everyone gets worried about playing. If they can become more consistent, they’re going to wreak havoc in the West as th...

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