1. Portland Trail Blazers (Record: 27-7) (Last Week: 1)
Should have handled Philadelphia this weekend, but we’ll give them a pass because the offense is so frighteningly effective: they hung 134 points on a Charlotte squad who’s defense was among the better in the league earlier this season. The Flow Offense Terry Stotts has the Blazers running is a beautiful system.
Offensive Rating: 110.1, Defensive Rating: 104.5
2. Golden State Warriors (23-13) (LW: 9)
Winners of nine straight, the last five on the road including Miami and Atlanta. The Warriors might just be the best team in the West. The defense of Iguodala and Bogut along with capable defenders such as Barnes and Thompson mean the Dubs stay in games if the offense struggles – which is rarely. They also treated Miami like a rag doll on their own court. 123 points? Gauntlet thrown.
ORtg: 103.6, DRtg: 98.5