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  • Power Rankings: Warriors headline a special season

    It has truly been a special year in the NBA. There have been 1,423 team-seasons in NBA history, and never before has a team won 73 games. The Golden State Warriors will have the opportunity to do just that when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Warriors have already made ...
  • Power Rankings: Last playoff spots still up in the air

    With 10 days and 77 games left in the 2015-16 season, both conferences have a three-team race for the final two playoff spots. And currently on the outside are two of the most disappointing teams in the league. In the East, the Chicago Bulls are two games behind the Detroit Pistons and Indiana ...
  • Power Rankings: Bulls and Mavs sinking fast

    There are 17 days and 134 games left in the regular season. Right now, there are a lot of teams (and fans) that would love to move on to the playoffs or the Lottery. But at this point last season, the Miami Heat were in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, two games ...
  • Power Rankings: Spurs get even, take back No. 1

    While a lot of the league has been trying to imitate the Golden State Warriors, playing smaller and faster, the San Antonio Spurs have gone back to their roots. The Warriors are really just an evolution of how the Spurs have played over the last several seasons. Spread the floor for pick-and-rolls, get ...
  • Power Rankings: Warriors leading an offensive surge

    Early in the season, we marveled at the pace revolution. The Golden State Warriors taught us that you can play great defense (and win a championship) while playing at a fast pace, and most of the league decided to mimic the champs as best they can. Even now, with the season 80 percent ...
  • Power Rankings: The week the Lakers beat the champs

    The Warriors were 55-5. The Lakers were 12-51. But anything can happen in this league, and it did on Sunday. The Lakers had to come through on at least one of those national TV games, didn’t they? We can make assumptions about how the standings will look after April 13, based on how ...
  • Power Rankings: History happening in two places

    The San Antonio Spurs are 50-9, on pace for 69 wins, a number that only one team in NBA history has eclipsed. They’ve outscored their opponents by 13.6 points per 100 possessions, a bigger differential than that of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls or any other team of the last 40 years. All three ...
  • Power Rankings: Deadline doesn’t alter the landscape

    A couple of title contenders — Cleveland and Oklahoma City — made changes to the fringe of their rotation, but didn’t do anything to scare the 49-5 Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Clippers swapped their most frustrating player for the Memphis Grizzlies’ most frustrating player and no other team within shouting distance of ...
  • Power Rankings: Is a quiet trade deadline coming?

    One of the best All-Star weekends we’ve ever had has come and gone, and it’s time to get back to business. But before teams get back on the court, they have to decide if they like their current roster or want to make some changes at the trade deadline, which hits Thursday at ...
  • Power Rankings: Is a quiet trade deadline coming?

    One of the best All-Star weekends we’ve ever had has come and gone, and it’s time to get back to business. But before teams get back on the court, they have to decide if they like their current roster or want to make some changes at the trade deadline, which hits Thursday at ...