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Ranking the NBA: Seth Curry helps Mavericks vault nine spots

Dave Joerger post game after Kings 109-106 victory vs Warriors

Dave Joerger post game after Kings 109-106 victory vs Warriors.
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Dave Joerger post game after Kings 109-106 victory vs Warriors.

With records through Friday

1. Warriors (43-7, last week 1)

If not for Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry would be mentioned more as an MVP candidate.

2. Spurs (38-11, LW 2)

San Antonio has managed to continue to play well with Pau Gasol injured.

3. Jazz (31-19, LW 4)

Quin Snyder deserves Coach of the Year consideration.

4. Celtics (32-18, LW 7)

Isaiah Thomas is proving to be a franchise player in Boston.

5. Rockets (37-17, LW 3)

Houston has cooled off after a hot December.

6. Clippers (31-19, LW 5)

Is Carmelo Anthony the missing piece from the Clippers’ championship dreams?

7. Cavaliers (33-15, LW 6)

The favorite to win the East is really missing J.R. Smith.

8. Wizards (29-20, LW 10)

From early-season disappointment to third in the East.

9. Grizzlies (30-22, LW 12)

Mike Conley didn’t make the All-Star team, but he is playing like one of the best guards in the league.

10. Thunder (29-22, LW 9)

Still wondering if Russell Westbrook can carry this load all season.

11. Hawks (29-21, LW 11)

Tim Hardaway Jr. could be a player the Knicks regret trading.

12. Pacers (27-22, LW 13)

Indiana has won five straight and looks like the playoff team it was predicted to be.

13. Raptors (30-21, LW 8)

Toronto has stumbled in the East with eight losses in its last 10 games.

14. Nuggets (22-27, LW 14)

Even amid Wilson Chandler trade rumors, Denver remains in the playoff hunt.

15. Bulls (25-26, LW 17)

Is there enough leadership to keep Chicago on a positive course?

16. Pistons (23-27, LW 19)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has shown lately that he can be a prolific scorer.

17. Trail Blazers (22-29, LW 15)

Portland has won three straight to stay in the mix for the final playoff spot in the West.

18. Mavericks (20-30, LW 27)

Seth Curry has helped Dallas emerge from the bottom of the West.

19. Heat (20-30, LW 23)

Tanking? Not Miami, where the winning streak has reached nine games.

20. 76ers (18-31, LW 18)

Ten wins in January equaled how many wins the Sixers had all of last season.

21. Hornets (23-27, LW 16)

Charlotte’s six-game losing streak has dropped the Hornets to ninth in the East.

22. Knicks (22-29, LW 22)

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors just won’t cease.

23. Bucks (21-28, LW 20)

Khris Middleton’s return could help Milwaukee’s recent slide.

24. Magic (20-32, LW 24)

Orlando’s playoff push could be a couple years away.

25. Timberwolves (19-31, LW 26)

The struggles of the lower half of the West keeps Minnesota thinking playoffs.

26. Kings (19-31, LW 25)

The loss of Garrett Temple hurts Sacramento’s hopes of making the playoffs.

27. Pelicans (19-31, LW 21)

New Orleans is also clinging to playoff hopes in the bottom at the West.

28. Suns (16-34, LW 28)

Devin Booker could be a superstar the Suns build around in the future.

29. Lakers (17-36, LW 29)

Magic Johnson’s return to the franchise as an adviser could diminish the role of Jim Buss.

30. Nets (9-41, LW 30)

Losing streak is up to eight games.

DeMarcus Cousins happy with the work bench has been putting after win vs Golden State Warriors on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Sacramento's Golden 1 Center.

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Stephen Curry reaction to his team's 109-106 loss vs Kings.

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