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Jason Jones ranks the NBA: Warriors on postseason track with 10 straight wins

Kings forward Skal Labissiere (3) defends the basket against the Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during their game at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on March 13. Labissiere is learning he’ll need to get stronger for his second season.
Kings forward Skal Labissiere (3) defends the basket against the Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during their game at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on March 13. Labissiere is learning he’ll need to get stronger for his second season. hamezcua@sacbee.com

With records through Friday:

1. Warriors (62-14, last week 1)

Golden State is sprinting to the postseason with 10 straight wins.

2. Spurs (58-17, LW 2)

Passing Golden State for the best record in the NBA isn’t looking realistic.

3. Celtics (49-27, LW 4)

Isaiah Thomas’ case for MVP should not be ignored.

4. Raptors (46-30, LW 8)

Toronto has won 8 of 10 to keep the pressure on Boston, Cleveland.

5. Rockets (51-25, LW 3)

It might be time to scale back James Harden’s minutes to prep for the playoffs.

6. Jazz (47-29, LW 7)

Remaining fourth in the West could be a big confidence booster.

7. Cavaliers (48-27, LW 6)

Champs haven’t found their footing amid their many injuries.

8. Clippers (46-31, LW 11)

This core group might be in its last season together.

9. Thunder (43-32, LW 9)

Russell Westbrook shows no signs of slowing down.

10. Wizards (46-30, LW 5)

Washington is in position for a second-round playoff match up with Boston or Cleveland.

11. Bucks (40-36, LW 10)

Milwaukee might be a dangerous first-round playoff opponent.

12. Grizzlies (42-34, LW 12)

Vince Carter, 40, is giving Memphis more than most would have imagined.

13. Trail Blazers (37-38, LW 15)

Will have to hold on to eight in the West without Jusuf Nurkic (leg).

14. Heat (37-39, LW 14)

This was supposed to be a “tank” year, but that’s not how Miami operates.

15. Hawks (39-36, LW 17)

Paul Millsap’s return from a knee injury should settle Atlanta for the postseason.

16. Nuggets (35-40, LW 13)

Those anticipating Denver would fade after the All-Star break have been wrong.

17. Pelicans (33-43, LW 19)

New Orleans has won 7 of 10, but it might be too late to make the playoffs.

18. Bulls (36-39, LW 20)

Chicago could overcome its own drama and still make the playoffs.

19. Pacers (36-39, LW 16)

Pacers are slumping their way into the lottery with their recent play.

20. Hornets (35-41, LW 22)

Charlotte is playing better, but midseason struggles and injuries were costly.

21. Timberwolves (30-44, LW 24)

Minnesota should be better next season, but adding veterans could help.

22. Pistons (35-42, LW 21)

The season took a turn for the worst when Detroit needed to be improving.

23. Mavericks (31-44, LW 18)

A four-game losing streak has guaranteed a rare losing season during the Dirk Nowitzki era.

24. Knicks (29-47, LW 26)

Might Carmelo Anthony ask to be traded after another losing season?

25. 76ers (28-48, LW 23)

Injuries are piling up as the season ends in Philadelphia.

26. Magic (27-49, LW 25)

Orlando will have to figure out how to improve its offense heading into next season.

27. Kings (29-47, LW 27)

Skal Labissiere is learning he’ll need to get stronger for his second season.

28. Lakers (21-54, LW 29)

Promising rookie Ivica Zubac (ankle) is done for the season.

29. Suns (22-54, LW 28)

Phoenix has lost 10 straight while sitting out veterans.

30. Nets (16-57, LW 30)

Owing Boston its first-round pick this season delays the rebuilding process.

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