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Golden State’s Draymond Green, right, celebrates with teammate Andre Iguodala during the second half against San Antonio on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State became only the second team in the 70-win club
Golden State’s Draymond Green, right, celebrates with teammate Andre Iguodala during the second half against San Antonio on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State became only the second team in the 70-win club AP

With records through Friday and last week’s ranking:

1. Warriors – 70-9 (last week 1)

Golden State became only the second team in the 70-win club.

2. Spurs – 65-14 (LW 2)

San Antonio is two wins from a perfect home record, but one of those games is against the Warriors.

3. Cavaliers – 56-23 (LW 3)

Kevin Love is averaging 20.0 points in his last four games.

4. Thunder – 54-25 (LW 4)

Enes Kanter could be the second OKC player to win the Sixth Man of the Year honor.

5. Raptors – 53-26 (LW 5)

Dwane Casey is a leading candidate for Coach of the Year.

6. Clippers – 51-28 (LW 6)

Los Angeles has won four consecutive games.

7. Hawks – 47-32 (LW 9)

Atlanta sits in third in the East but could end up sixth.

8. Celtics – 47-32 (LW 10)

Isaiah Thomas’ scoring has helped Boston win four consecutive games.

9. Hornets – 46-33 (LW 7)

Charlotte is in a tight race for playoff seeding in the East.

10. Heat – 46-33 (LW 8)

Assistant coach Keith Smart should be back on the sideline soon after cancer treatment.

11. Trail Blazers – 43-37 (LW 11)

Allen Crabbe will be an important player off the bench in the postseason.

12. Pistons – 43-37 (LW 12)

Detroit has won seven of 10 to lock up a playoff spot.

13. Pacers – 42-37 (LW 13)

Indiana will have to fend off Chicago for the final playoff spot in the East.

14. Mavericks – 41-38 (LW 17)

Dallas has won six consecutive games after its playoff chances looked bleak.

15. Grizzlies – 42-37 (LW 14)

Memphis has clinched a playoff spot but has not played well lately because of injuries.

16. Jazz – 39-40 (LW 16)

Utah is still clinging to the final playoff spot in the West.

17. Bulls – 39-40 (LW 15)

Some Chicago fans undoubtedly miss coach Tom Thibodeau.

18. Wizards – 38-41 (LW 18)

Eliminated from the playoff race, Washington could sit John Wall rather than have him play through injuries.

19. Rockets – 38-41 (LW 19)

Houston is spiraling downward, losing seven of its last 10.

20. Magic – 34-45 (LW 22)

The Magic has won five of its last seven after knocking off Miami on Friday.

21. Nuggets – 33-47 (LW 21)

Coach Michael Malone is not content with his team simply wrapping up the season – he wants wins.

22. Bucks – 32-47 (LW 20)

Milwaukee is 2-8 in its last 10 games.

23. Knicks – 32-48 (LW 23)

Could Kurt Rambis return as coach next season?

24. Kings – 31-48 (LW 24)

Sacramento needs to lose enough games to keep its top-10 protected draft pick.

25. Pelicans – 30-49 (LW 25)

Norris Cole’s season appears to be over because of a back injury.

26. Timberwolves – 27-52 (LW 26)

Minnesota knocked off the Warriors, providing a glimpse of what could become an elite team.

27. Nets – 21-58 (LW 27)

General manager Sean Marks must find a coach in his offseason makeover of the team.

28. Suns – 21-58 (LW 28)

Phoenix is playing the spoiler’s role after knocking off Houston.

29. Lakers – 16-63 (LW 29)

Kobe Bryant is in the final days of his NBA career.

30. 76ers – 10-69 (LW 30)

Philadelphia’s 10th win means it won’t match the worst record in league history.

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