NBA Power Rankings: Grizzlies looking formidable

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Memphis
Memphis

1. Memphis Grizzlies (Record: 12-2; last week’s rank: 2): The Grizzlies, who have the NBA’s best record, earned a statement win Sunday by leading by as many as 25 points in a rout of the Clippers.



Golden State
Golden State

2. Golden State Warriors (Record: 10-2; last week’s rank: 3): Stephen Curry will get to spend Thanksgiving in his hometown of Charlotte before playing the Hornets on Friday.



Portland
Portland

3. Portland Trail Blazers (Record: 10-3; last week’s rank: 7): The Blazers have won seven straight, playing primarily at home.



Toronto
Toronto

4. Toronto Raptors (Record: 11-2; last week’s rank: 4): The Eastern Conference’s top team earned an impressive win at Cleveland on Saturday and has won nine of 10.



Houston
Houston

5. Houston Rockets (Record: 10-3; last week’s rank: 1) Houston center Dwight Howard, who has missed two games after undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee, will not play Monday night against the New York Knicks.



Washington
Washington

6. Washington Wizards (Record: 9-3; last week’s rank: 5): The Wizards will play at Cleveland on Wednesday after beating LeBron James and Co. on Friday in Washington, 91-78.



Dallas
Dallas

7. Dallas Mavericks (Record: 10-4; last week’s rank: 8): Despite a tough divorce, the Rockets showed class by playing a video tribute of Mavs forward Chandler Parsons during Saturday’s game.



Sacramento
Sacramento

8. Sacramento Kings (Record: 8-5; last week’s rank: 9): The last time the Kings were 8-5 was eight years ago. Sacramento, which plays at New Orleans on Tuesday, was last 9-5 a decade ago.



San Antonio
San Antonio

9. San Antonio Spurs (Record: 9-4; last week’s rank: 10): The reigning NBA champs seem to be back to their old selves, winning four straight and seven of eight.



Phoenix
Phoenix

10. Phoenix Suns (Record: 9-5; last week’s rank: 15): The rising Suns are 4-0 on their East road trip, which concludes with a tough game at Toronto on Monday. The Raptors are 8-1 in Toronto.



Chicago
Chicago

11. Chicago Bulls (Record: 8-5; last week’s rank: 6): Since beating the Clippers a week ago, injury-plagued Chicago has lost at Sacramento and at Portland by a combined 33 points.



Los Angeles
Los Angeles

12. Los Angeles Clippers (Record: 7-5; last week’s rank: 11) The up-and-down Clippers have four games left on their seven-game road trip, with Charlotte, Detroit, Houston and Utah remaining.



New Orleans
New Orleans

13. New Orleans Pelicans (Record: 7-5; last week’s rank: 13) Anthony Davis has averaged 30 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks the past four games, including 43 points against Utah.



Miami
Miami

14. Miami Heat (Record: 8-6; last week’s rank: 14): Miami has been without shooting guard Dwyane Wade for six straight games because of a strained left hamstring and is 3-3 without him.



Milwaukee
Milwaukee

15. Milwaukee Bucks (Record: 7-7; last week’s rank: 18): Rookie forward Jabari Parker scored more than 20 points for the first time with 23 in a triple-overtime win over Brooklyn on Nov. 19.



Atlanta
Atlanta

16. Atlanta Hawks (Record: 6-5; last week’s rank: 16): The Hawks have a challenging Eastern Conference back-to-back at Washington on Tuesday and against Toronto on Wednesday.



Denver
Denver

17. Denver Nuggets (Record: 6-7; last week’s rank: 27): Denver has won four in a row, and Danilo Gallinari might have had a breakthrough game Friday with 17 points against the Hornets.



Cleveland
Cleveland

18. Cleveland Cavaliers (Record: 5-7; last week’s rank: 12): LeBron James called the Cavs "fragile" after a four-game losing streak. He last lost five straight from Feb. 27-March 8, 2011, with Miami.



Orlando
Orlando

19. Orlando Magic (Record: 6-9; last week’s rank: 23): Are the schedule-makers mad at the Magic? Orlando, leading the NBA with nine road games already, will play 10 of the next 13 away.



Brooklyn
Brooklyn

20. Brooklyn Nets (Record: 5-8; last week’s rank: 17): Keep an eye on veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko, who revealed that he was told by coach Lionel Hollins that there was no role for him.



Utah
Utah

21. Utah Jazz (Record: 5-9; last week’s rank: 19): Rookie Dante Exum told Yahoo Sports that he is not only working on his strength, but also stopped eating junk food to improve his stamina.



Indiana
Indiana

22. Indiana Pacers (Record: 5-8; last week’s rank: 22): The Pacers have cooled on the hope that injured All-Star guard Paul George will return before season’s end, a source told Yahoo Sports.



Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City

23. Oklahoma City Thunder (Record: 3-12; last week’s rank: 21): Injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook practiced Saturday. The Thunder have a lot of work ahead to get back in the West race.



Boston
Boston

24. Boston Celtics (Record: 4-8; last week’s rank: 25): Coach Brad Stevens said rookie guard Marcus Smart (sprained left ankle) could start practicing in the middle of the week.



Charlotte
Charlotte

25. Charlotte Hornets (Record: 4-10; last week’s rank: 20): Life as the Hornets hasn’t had much sting as they have dropped five straight and are the NBA’s most disappointing team.



Detroit
Detroit

26. Detroit Pistons (Record: 3-10; last week’s rank: 24): Detroit has dropped four straight games. The struggling Pistons’ next four are against teams that do not have losing records.



New York
New York

27. New York Knicks (Record: 4-10; last week’s rank: 26): Carmelo Anthony will play on the road this week against teams that recruited him hard in free agency: Houston and Dallas.



Minnesota
Minnesota

28. Minnesota Timberwolves (Record: 3-9; last week’s rank: 28): The top two picks of this year’s draft, Andrew Wiggins and Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker, face each other for the first time Wednesday.



Los Angeles
Los Angeles

29. Los Angeles Lakers (Record: 3-11; last week’s rank: 29): Kobe Bryant has shot over 50 percent from the field just once this season and is shooting 37.8 percent from the field.



Philadelphia
Philadelphia

30. Philadelphia 76ers (Record: 0-13; last week’s rank: 30): The Sixers are the first team to drop their first 13 games since the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets, who lost 18 straight in the worst start in NBA history.

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