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Ranking the NBA teams

The Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) dribbles around the Dallas Mavericks’ Raymond Felton thanks to a pick by Marreese Speights during an NBA basketball game Friday, March 25, 2016, in Oakland. Thompson scored a game-high 40 points on 13-of-25 shooting, including 9-of-16 from three-point range.
The Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) dribbles around the Dallas Mavericks’ Raymond Felton thanks to a pick by Marreese Speights during an NBA basketball game Friday, March 25, 2016, in Oakland. Thompson scored a game-high 40 points on 13-of-25 shooting, including 9-of-16 from three-point range. The Associated Press

With records through Friday and last week’s ranking:

1. Warriors – 65-7 (last week 1)

Golden State joined 1995-96 and 1996-97 Bulls as only teams with at least 65 wins in consecutive seasons.

2. Spurs – 61-11 (LW 2)

San Antonio, already resting its stars, appears content with West’s No. 2 seed.

3. Cavaliers – 51-21 (LW 3)

LeBron James’ social media habits are big news for Cleveland fans fearing he’ll leave again.

4. Thunder – 50-22 (LW 6)

Kevin Durant is averaging 7.2 assists during Oklahoma City’s six-game winning streak.

5. Raptors – 48-23 (LW 4)

Dwane Casey deserves serious consideration for Coach of the Year.

6. Clippers – 44-27 (LW 5)

Once the Warriors’ nemesis, the Clippers were 0-4 against Golden State this season.

7. Hawks – 43-30 (LW 7)

Atlanta could make a run to the Eastern Conference finals.

8. Heat – 42-30 (LW 8)

Joe Johnson apparently avoided drama by passing on Cleveland to sign with Miami.

9. Hornets – 41-31 (LW 9)

Jeremy Lin has been one of the better offseason additions.

10. Celtics – 42-30 (LW 10)

Boston appears to have recovered from recent struggles with three consecutive wins.

11. Pacers – 38-33 (LW 12)

Indiana is trying to hold onto East playoff berth.

12. Grizzlies – 41-32 (LW 11)

Memphis has lost seven of 10 but still is on course to make the playoffs.

13. Pistons – 39-34 (LW 15)

Detroit has come together lately with five consecutive wins.

14. Trail Blazers – 37-36 (LW 13)

Loss of Meyers Leonard hurts Portland’s frontcourt depth as the playoffs approach.

15. Rockets – 36-37 (LW 14)

James Harden has been putting up big numbers lately.

16. Bulls – 36-35 (LW 16)

Back-to-back losses to New York might haunt Chicago at season’s end.

17. Wizards – 35-37 (LW 17)

Poor defense (104.6 points per game) might cost Washington a playoff berth.

18. Jazz – 35-37 (LW 18)

When Derrick Favors plays well, Utah is tough to beat.

19. Mavericks – 35-37 (LW 19)

Dallas’ slide continues during a tough part of its schedule.

20. Nuggets – 31-42 (LW 22)

Denver won 30 games last season.

21. Knicks – 30-43 (LW 24)

Rumors of Rajon Rondo to New York will only increase as the season winds down.

22. Bucks – 30-43 (LW 20)

Jabari Parker is averaging 13.4 points in his comeback from last season’s ACL injury.

23. Kings – 28-44 (LW 25)

Sacramento’s home record (15-20) has been a major disappointment.

24. Magic – 29-43 (LW 21)

Orlando has lost six in a row, but young roster is promising.

25. Timberwolves – 24-48 (LW 26)

Ricky Rubio now is Minnesota’s healthy veteran leader.

26. Pelicans – 26-45 (LW 23)

Anthony Davis is done for the season, an injury-plagued one for New Orleans.

27. Nets – 20-51 (LW 27)

Rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, back from a December ankle injury, contributed in upset of Cleveland.

28. Suns – 20-52 (LW 28)

Alex Len is getting a chance to play and learn while Tyson Chandler deals with a back injury.

29. Lakers – 15-57 (LW 29)

Marcelo Huertas has had some surprisingly good showings recently.

30. 76ers – 9-63 (LW 30)

Seven-game losing streak and close to locking up the worst record in the NBA again.

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