Power Rankings

February 02, 2003

POWER RANKINGS

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1. Dallas (2) Big home showdown with Kings.

2. Indiana (3) Next Artest suspension could be for double digits.

3. Sacramento (1) Someone needs to step up with Webber out.

4. New Jersey (4) Kidd's ailing groin could be a problem.

5. Detroit (5) Pistons keep lurking in wings.

6. San Antonio (8) Rodeo keeps Spurs out of SBC Center for 9 games.

7. Portland (6) Doing just fine without Wallace.

8. Minnesota (13) Best team no one is paying attention to.

9. Utah (10) Sloan's 7-game suspension may not be a bad thing.

10. Boston (12) Pierce carries more of load with Walker out.

11. Phoenix (7) Glad to be home from long road trip.

12. Houston (9) Huge tests against Kings and T'wolves before break.

13. Philadelphia (14) Big win over Bucks followed by bad loss to Hawks.

14. New Orleans (11) Rest for Davis' knee may help his back.

15. Milwaukee (17) Longest homestand (8 games) since 1973.

16. Orlando (15) McGrady gets big karma points for gesture to Jordan.

17. Washington (16) Will only go as far as Stackhouse's groin allows.

18. L.A. Lakers (18) Heading East to Indy and N.Y. before break.

19. Seattle (20) McMillan's club close to full breakdown.

20. Golden State (19) First winning month in 7 years.

21. New York (21) Continues to hover near last playoff spot.

22. Chicago (23) Cartwright unhappy with Fizer.

23. Atlanta (25) Terry sixth in league in free-throw percentage.

24. L.A. Clippers (22) Maggette making push for Most Improved Player.

25. Miami (27) Could Riley have taken Artest in throwdown?

26. Memphis (24) Grizzlies better than Brown will admit.

27. Toronto (26) Carter should relinquish All-Star spot.

28. Denver (28) Last in 7 different categories.

29. Cleveland (29) Smart gets first coaching win. Not many will follow.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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