NBA Power Rankings – January 27, 2014

1. Indiana Pacers (34-9)
1. Indiana Pacers (34-9)
Paul George has been the best player on the NBA’s best team. The fans got it right with one. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (35-10)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (35-10)
Kevin Durant’s 30-point streak has been wonderful to watch. That’s seven straight wins for the Thunder, who are atop the Western Conference. (Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Miami Heat (32-12)
3. Miami Heat (32-12)
A three-game winning streak has the Heat within striking distance of the East’s top seed. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (33-12)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (33-12)
Portland has suddenly lost three of five – all on the road, all against Western Conference playoff teams. Hmm.. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. San Antonio Spurs (33-11)
5. San Antonio Spurs (33-11)
The Spurs are a combined 1-10 against the Pacers, Heat, Thunder, Clippers, Rockets and Trail Blazers. Translation? They can’t keep up with younger teams. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Golden State Warriors (27-18)
6. Golden State Warriors (27-18)
Congratulations to Stephen Curry, who scored 38 points against Portland on Sunday, for being voted an All-Star starter. This should be the first of many. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Los Angeles Clippers (31-15)
7. Los Angeles Clippers (31-15)
A win at Milwaukee on Monday would mean a 5-2 Eastern Conference road trip. Not too shabby. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Houston Rockets (29-17)
8. Houston Rockets (29-17)
Not a great weekend for the Rockets, who lost back-to-back games against the Grizzlies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
9. Dallas Mavericks (26-20)
9. Dallas Mavericks (26-20)
Dirk Nowitzki (28 points, nine rebounds and four assists) looked good in Sunday’s 116-106 win against Detroit. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Atlanta Hawks (23-20)
10. Atlanta Hawks (23-20)
Atlanta boasts several noteworthy home wins this month (Indiana, Houston and Miami), which makes the 26-point loss to the Spurs a tad perplexing. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Toronto Raptors (22-21)
11. Toronto Raptors (22-21)
Wow, can we get a round of applause for Terrence Ross? His 51 points against the Clippers on Saturday tied the franchise record set by Vince Carter in 2000. Unfortunately, Toronto lost. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Phoenix Suns (25-18)
12. Phoenix Suns (25-18)
After beating the Indiana by 24 points on Wednesday, the Suns lost to Washington on Friday. That makes absolutely no sense. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Denver Nuggets (22-21)
13. Denver Nuggets (22-21)
In recent weeks, the Nuggets have beaten Oklahoma City, Golden State and, on Saturday, Indiana. They’ve also lost to Cleveland and Philadelphia. Denver has some talent; now it just needs some consistency. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Memphis Grizzlies (22-20)
14. Memphis Grizzlies (22-20)
The Grizzlies are two games above .500 for the first time since Nov. 20, when they were 7-5. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Chicago Bulls (22-21)
15. Chicago Bulls (22-21)
The Bulls are above .500 for the first time since Nov. 24, when they were 6-5. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22)
Minnesota hasn’t been above .500 since it was 8-7 on Nov. 23. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
17. Brooklyn Nets (20-22)
17. Brooklyn Nets (20-22)
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were honored as they should have been on Sunday. Brooklyn has won five straight. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. Washington Wizards (21-22)
18. Washington Wizards (21-22)
Washington’s last three losses have all come against losing teams. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (18-25)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (18-25)
New Orleans has won three of four – this after losing eight straight.(Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
20. Detroit Pistons (17-27)
20. Detroit Pistons (17-27)
Detroit has lost four straight and five of six.(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. Utah Jazz (15-29)
21. Utah Jazz (15-29)
A win against the Kings on Monday would give the Jazz their fourth two-game winning streak of the season. A three-game winning streak, however, has proved elusive. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
22. New York Knicks (17-27)
22. New York Knicks (17-27)
Carmelo Anthony’s 62-point outburst will likely go down as his signature moment in a Knicks uniform. Depending on your point of view, that may or may not be a good thing. (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Charlotte Bobcats (19-27)
23. Charlotte Bobcats (19-27)
Even more impressive about Carmelo’s 62-point performance? It came against what has been a top-five defense virtually all season. (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (16-28)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (16-28)
Kyrie Irving is good, and maybe one day he’ll be great. But he’s not an All-Star starter. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Los Angeles Lakers (16-29)
25. Los Angeles Lakers (16-29)
The Lakers are 2-10 in their last 12 games. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
26. Sacramento Kings (15-28)
26. Sacramento Kings (15-28)
Sacramento has lost five of six. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
27. Boston Celtics (15-31)
27. Boston Celtics (15-31)
I’ll say this for Boston fans: they’re loyal. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Philadelphia 76ers (14-30)
28. Philadelphia 76ers (14-30)
Philly is 2-9 over its last 11 games. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Orlando Magic (12-33)
29. Orlando Magic (12-33)
Orlando is 2-13 in its last 15 games. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Milwaukee Bucks (8-35)
30. Milwaukee Bucks (8-35)
Milwaukee is 1-11 since New Year’s. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
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