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Rankings are updated every Monday of the NBA season.

Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 32-6
Golden State gave up 127 points to the Thunder in a loss. They came right back to drop 131 on Houston. The Warriors are up five games in the loss column.
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 33-8
The Hawks have the longest winning streak in the NBA at 12 games. They are chasing down the Warriors for the NBA’s top record.
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 29-11
▲ 5
The Grizzlies earned a tough win over Portland on Saturday. With four straight wins, Memphis has the second longest streak currently.
4 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 30-11
▼ 1
Portland lost three games in a row, but that happens in the west sometimes. Still, the Trailblazers need to get a win soon. They are holding onto the No.2 spot in the west.
5 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 28-13
Houston had a great opportunity to gain some ground on the Warriors. After failing, they’ll get another shot at the Warriors on Wednesday.
6 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 28-13
Washington is coming off of a split with Brooklyn. They also had a couple of monumental wins over the Spurs and Chicago. They are the No. 2 seed in the east.
7 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 26-13
The Raptors are getting healthy, but they also received a dose of the Hawks last week. They need to win now to keep pace with the rest of the east.
8 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 28-13
▲ 1
Dallas is 5.5 wins out of first place in the west. They are less than five games from dropping to the final spot. Again, so goes the west.
9 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 27-15
▼ 5
Chicago lost a pair of showdowns with Washington and Atlanta last week. They’ll face a road test at Cleveland on Monday.
10 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 27-14
The Clippers lost two games against the eastern conference last week. They welcome in some more opponents from the east this week and head to Portland.
11 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 25-16
The Spurs welcomed back Kawhi Leonard just in time. The Spurs will look to make a move up the standings in the next few weeks.
12 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 24-18
The Suns are holding strong in the west’s eighth spot. They will host the Lakers on Monday night.
13 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 21-19
The Bucks had a nice vacation to London over the week, playing the Knicks during their stay. Milwaukee looks like a certain playoff team now.
14 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 21-20
▲ 2
LeBron James came back and Cleveland won two of their next three games. Now Kevin Love is nursing a bad back.
15 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 19-20
▼ 1
Oklahoma City had a huge win over Golden State to begin the weekend. They still remain 3.5 games out of the final playoff spot.
16 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 19-20
▼ 1
New Orleans lost to Philadelphia in their last court appearance. The Pelicans are currently facing the Toronto Raptors.
17 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 16-25
▲ 3
The Pistons are continuing their rise in the eastern conference. Pistons have a big game against the Hawks coming up.
18 Miami Heat Miami Heat 18-22
▲ 3
Miami got back in the win column, but they are still toiling below the .500 mark. They currently hold the seventh seed in the east.
19 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 18-22
▼ 2
The Nuggets lost to the lowly Timberwolves last game. Good luck in their road trip to Golden State on Monday, and home date with San Antonio on Tuesday in a back to back.
20 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 16-24
▼ 2
Sacramento lost three straight games last week. Now they go on the road to face Portland.
21 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 16-25
▼ 2
Charlotte is one game out of the playoffs right now. Next week begins with a home date with Minnesota.
22 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 17-24
Where’s Brooklyn at? They are in heavy trade talks with multiple teams, but nothing has surfaced as of yet. Nets still control the final playoff spot.
23 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 15-27
▲ 1
The Pacers had a horrible week after approaching a playoff position. At least Paul George is doing more on court activities.
24 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 15-28
▲ 3
Orlando had a productive week with wins over Chicago and Houston. They lost to Memphis, but have a big opportunity against the OKC Thunder.
25 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 14-26
▼ 2
The Jazz earned a much needed victory over the Lakers Saturday night. Seven of their wins have come at home.
26 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 13-25
Boston’s only win last week came at the expense of the New Orleans Pelicans. Atlanta and Chicago each won by double figures.
27 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 12-29
▼ 2
The Lakers fell on hard times this week after losing four straight games. Kobe Bryant continues to manage his minutes this season.
28 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 8-32
Philadelphia now has three wins on their home court. Half of their wins have come in the last 10 contests.
29 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 7-32
Minnesota sandwiched a loss to the Phoenix Suns with a pair of wins over Indiana and Denver. Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points in the win over the Nuggets.
30 New York Knicks New York Knicks 5-36
Traveling to London, the Knicks only had the opportunity to lose one game. They lost that game in the first five minutes of action.