NBA Power Rankings
Blink and you’ve missed it. We’re already at pretty much the quarter-season mark of this wildly unpredictable NBA season. Already teams I had in the top ten of my preseason rankings are plumbing the depths of the bottom five after just 20 games – no prizes for guessing who they are.
This week we saw some of those ‘instant’ classics that remind us all why we love this sport. Two games stand out: New Orleans’ impressive 131-128 triple-overtime victory in Chicago came just before the Portland Trail Blazers formally announced their arrival among the Western Conference contenders with a 106-102 win against the league-best Indiana Pacers.
Now that everyone has played 20 games (or close to it), teams can no longer claim ‘small sample size’ for issues they may be having. These teams are who they are now and the playoff – and lottery – picture is becoming much clearer now. Onwards.
All win-loss records and statistics are correct as of Monday 9th December.