NBA Power Rankings – November 18, 2013

1. Indiana Pacers (9-1)
1. Indiana Pacers (9-1)
The loss to the Bulls wasn’t pretty, but I think we can all agree that 82-0 was unlikely. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. San Antonio Spurs (9-1)
2. San Antonio Spurs (9-1)
Seven straight wins. (Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Miami Heat (7-3)
3. Miami Heat (7-3)
The Heat, who have won six of seven, are warming up. So is LeBron James, who is averaging 34 points in his last three games. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. Los Angeles Clippers (7-3)
4. Los Angeles Clippers (7-3)
First in points, first in assists. #chrispaul (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. Oklahoma City Thunder (6-3)
5. Oklahoma City Thunder (6-3)
It was a tough week for the Thunder, who dropped back-to-back road games to the Clippers and Warriors by single digits. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
6. Houston Rockets (7-4)
6. Houston Rockets (7-4)
The Rockets lost three of four, then won three of four – thanks, in part, to a Jeremy Lin sighting (31 points in a 110-104 overtime win over Toronto last Monday). (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
7. Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4)
7. Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4)
Minnesota ranks among the top five in the league in points, rebounds and assists. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Golden State Warriors (7-3)
8. Golden State Warriors (7-3)
Andre Igoudala’s buzzer-beater against the Thunder was perhaps the best of the young season. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
9. Portland Trail Blazers (8-2)
9. Portland Trail Blazers (8-2)
Portland is 4-1 at home, 4-1 on the road and has won six straight games – the second-longest streak in the league behind San Antonio. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Chicago Bulls (5-3)
10. Chicago Bulls (5-3)
A blowout win over the previously unbeaten Pacers shows how high the ceiling is when Derrick Rose (20 points, six three-pointers) plays like an MVP. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Memphis Grizzlies (5-5)
11. Memphis Grizzlies (5-5)
Zach Randolph came alive this weekend, combining for 50 points and 21 rebounds in road wins against the Lakers and Kings. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Atlanta Hawks (6-4)
12. Atlanta Hawks (6-4)
The Hawks have won four of five – all to non-winning teams. Let’s see how they fare Tuesday in Miami. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Dallas Mavericks (6-4)
13. Dallas Mavericks (6-4)
All four losses have come to winning teams (Houston, Oklahoma City, Minnesota and Miami). (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Phoenix Suns (5-4)
14. Phoenix Suns (5-4)
Phoenix lost its last two games (at Portland and against Brooklyn) by a combined three points. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (5-7)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (5-7)
The Lakers need to hover around .500 without Kobe and hope he can lead them to the playoffs once he returns. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
16. Charlotte Bobcats (5-5)
16. Charlotte Bobcats (5-5)
The Bobcats still can’t score – Kemba Walker leads the team with 15.3 points per game – but the defense is keeping them relevant. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
17. Denver Nuggets (4-5)
17. Denver Nuggets (4-5)
Denver has won four of six since starting 0-3 but has a rough stretch upcoming – at Oklahoma City, against Chicago, against Dallas, at Dallas and at Minnesota. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. Brooklyn Nets (3-6)
18. Brooklyn Nets (3-6)
A legit contender in the East? The Nets have lost four of five and aren’t getting it done on either end of the floor. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
19. New York Knicks (3-6)
19. New York Knicks (3-6)
The Knicks have lost six of eight and are just 1-5 at MSG. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
20. Toronto Raptors (4-7)
20. Toronto Raptors (4-7)
Toronto is 2-6 over its last eight games, and one of those wins came against Utah. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. New Orleans Pelicans (4-6)
21. New Orleans Pelicans (4-6)
New Orleans dropped three games in four nights last week – all on the road. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
22. Detroit Pistons (3-6)
22. Detroit Pistons (3-6)
Detroit has dropped five of six and is just 1-4 on the road. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Cleveland Cavaliers (4-7)
23. Cleveland Cavaliers (4-7)
The Cavs got a 103-96 overtime in in Washington on Saturday. They are now 1-6 on the road. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Philadelphia 76ers (5-6)
24. Philadelphia 76ers (5-6)
Remember that 3-0 start? Philly is 2-6 since. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Orlando Magic (4-6)
25. Orlando Magic (4-6)
Orlando has lost four of five – the only win was a three-point home win over Milwaukee – and faces Miami in each of its next two games; 4-8 is looking likely. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Boston Celtics (3-6)
26. Boston Celtics (3-6)
Four straight losses, four straight wins, three straight losses (with a road game against Houston upcoming). Hey, at least they’re consistent. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Milwaukee Bucks (2-7)
27. Milwaukee Bucks (2-7)
That’s five straight losses by an average of 16.8 points. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Washington Wizards (2-7)
28. Washington Wizards (2-7)
The Wizards have allowed 100+ points in eight of nine games this season, including six of their seven losses. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Sacramento Kings (2-7)
29. Sacramento Kings (2-7)
Sacramento’s top scorers after DeMarcus Cousins: Isaiah Thomas, Greivis Vasquez and Marcus Thornton. What happened to this franchise? (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Utah Jazz (1-10)
30. Utah Jazz (1-10)
Oh look, a win. That’s nice. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
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