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NBA team rankings

With records through Friday

1. Spurs (50-14, last week 1)

Patty Mills should not be overlooked for Sixth Man of the Year.

2. Warriors (52-13, LW 2)

Life without Kevin Durant has been tougher than expected.

3. Rockets (45-21, LW 4)

The Rockets are just 6-4 in their last 10 games..

4. Wizards (40-24, LW 7)

Washington has won four in a row to move to second in the Eastern Conference.

5. Cavaliers (42-21, LW 3)

Three straight losses and injuries have Cleveland still looking to upgrade its roster.

6. Jazz (41-24, LW 8)

The No. 3 seed in the West is within reach for surging Utah.

7. Celtics (41-25, LW 5)

Fell to two losing teams and beat Golden State on trip.

8. Raptors (38-27, LW 6)

DeMar DeRozan is keeping Toronto afloat while Kyle Lowry is injured.

9. Clippers (39-26, LW 10)

Jamal Crawford still can score off the bench.

10. Hawks (36-29, LW 12)

Dennis Schroder is averaging 23 points in his last five games.

11. Thunder (36-29, LW 11)

Russell Westbrook is 10 shy of Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 triple-doubles in a season.

12. Grizzlies (36-29, LW 9)

Four-game slide has dropped Memphis to seventh in the West.

14. Bucks (31-33, LW 18)

Five straight wins have put the Bucks back in the top eight in the East.

14. Nuggets (30-35, LW 14)

Denver is still clinging to eighth in the West.

15. Heat (31-34, LW 15)

Miami has another winning streak (three games) in its surprising playoff quest.

16. Pistons (32-33, LW 16)

Detroit is inching up the standings to avoid meeting Cleveland in the playoffs.

17. Trail Blazers (28-35, LW 21)

Four straight wins have kept Portland in the mix for eighth in the West.

18. Mavericks (28-36, LW 20)

Dallas appeared destined for the lottery two months ago.

19. Timberwolves (27-37, LW 19)

Minnesota shows its potential with seven wins in its last 10 games.

20. Pacers (33-32, LW 17)

Major changes could be needed in the offseason.

21. Bulls (31-34, LW 13)

A four-game slide has the Bulls looking like a lottery team.

22. Hornets (29-36, LW 24)

Does Charlotte have time to salvage the season?

23. Knicks (26-39, LW 23)

The roster still needs an overhaul after another disappointing season.

24. Pelicans (25-40, LW 22)

Injuries have made life difficult for the Pelicans since the trade for DeMarcus Cousins.

25. Magic (24-42, LW 27)

Orlando needs veteran leadership.

26. 76ers (23-41, LW 25)

More losses increase Philly’s chances of adding another highly touted rookie.

27. Suns (21-44, LW 28)

Devin Booker has All-Star potential.

28. Lakers (20-45, LW 29)

D’Angelo Russell’s play has picked up lately.

29. Kings (25-40, LW 26)

Seven-game losing streak is the longest in the NBA.

30. Nets (11-53, LW 30)

The only team already eliminated from the playoffs.

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