Power Rankings

February 09, 2003

POWER RANKINGS

Team Milton Kent's comment

1. Dallas (1) No. 1 by default.

2. New Jersey (4) Tied for Eastern lead with Pacers.

3. Indiana (3) Gets Isiah and Artest back after break.

4. Sacramento (2) Odd time to go into midwinter funk.

5. Detroit (5) Only Eastern team with winning road record.

6. San Antonio (6) Drawing close to Kings for second in West.

7. Portland (7) This may be the year it comes together.

8. L.A. Lakers (18) May finally be shifting into gear.

9. Minnesota (8) Szczerbiak back in starting lineup.

10. Utah (9) T. Massenburg playing major role.

11. Phoenix (11) Four straight home games out of break.

12. Boston (10) Heading west for six games.

13. Houston (12) Ugly pre-break loss to Cavaliers.

14. Philadelphia (13) Mailed in home loss to Nets.

15. Milwaukee (15) Upturn blunted by home loss to Raptors.

16. New Orleans (14) Shouldn't Hornets be a lot better?

17. Washington (17) Needs to win two of three on West Coast trip.

18. Orlando (16) Nasty slide in progress.

19. Seattle (19) Getting set to deal Payton before Feb. 20.

20. Golden State (20) Dropped four of five.

21. New York (21) Pending Western swing may doom playoff hopes.

22. Chicago (22) M. Fizer out with knee ailment.

23. Atlanta (23) Will anyone care after All-Stars are gone?

24. L.A. Clippers (24) Already in Pacific basement.

25. Miami (25) Ex-Heat dancer "Bachelorette" visits Tuesday.

26. Memphis (26) All of a sudden, Nuggets nipping at heels.

27. Toronto (27) Three straight wins before break.

28. Denver (28) Could be getting off the decks.

29. Cleveland (29) Took 50 games to win 10.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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