The reigning champion Heat opened the season as the top-ranked team in Yahoo! Sports' NBA power rankings. Two early losses, however, pushed LeBron James and the Heat off of their perch. Miami has since worked itself back to No. 1 with a six-game winning streak.
Eight of Miami's next 10 games are at home, including six straight after Tuesday’s game in Washington. Miami is 8-0 at home.
Records are through Monday's games.
1. Miami Heat (12-3, previous ranking: second): After winning first NBA title and Olympic gold medal, James named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
2. San Antonio Spurs (14-4, previous ranking: third): Spurs have gone from boring to interesting overnight after landing $250,000 fine for resting players and for Halloween picture of Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
3. Memphis Grizzlies (12-3, previous ranking: first): Grizzlies’ one-week run at the top of the rankings cameRead More »from NBA Power Rankings: Heat return to No. 1