Power Rankings

March 02, 2003


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1. Sacramento (6) Snagged top spot after win in Dallas.

2. Dallas (1) Nelson says Nowitzki best player he's ever coached.

3. San Antonio (5) Duncan might sneak into second straight MVP.

4. Detroit (2) Scoring has been tough in the Motor City.

5. New Jersey (3) Is Kidd wearing down?

6. Indiana (4) Artest suspended after post-game blowup.

7. Portland (7) Next: Phoenix on road; Det., Ind., Phila. at home.

8. L.A. Lakers (8) First-round home court not out of question.

9. Minnesota (9) New dad Szczerbiak playing his best ball of season.

10. Utah (10) Big game today at New Jersey.

11. Philadelphia (14) Neurological disorder may end MacCulloch's career.

12. Boston (11) Watched as Sixers zoomed past for fourth in East.

13. Phoenix (12) Marion in top 20 scoring and top 10 rebs. and steals.

14. New Orleans (16) In good spot while waiting for Davis to return.

15. Orlando (18) McGrady's sizzling since Miller trade.

16. Milwaukee (15) Slow going since acquiring Payton.

17. Washington (17) Becoming walking wounded, but playing well.

18. Houston (13) Now looking up at Lakers in West standings.

19. Golden State (19) A good March puts Warriors on playoff doorstep.

20. Seattle (20) Playing well since dealing for Allen.

21. New York (21) Finally honored Ewing.

22. Atlanta (22) Wrapping up seven-game road trip.

23. Chicago (23) Curry shot NBA-best 65 percent from field in Feb.

24. L.A. Clippers (24) They'd clean house if they knew how.

25. Miami (25) Butler heading to top of all-time Heat rookie lists.

26. Memphis (26) Gasol, Miller could make good forward tandem.

27. Toronto (27) Could move past Chicago and Atlanta in Central.

28. Denver (28) Nuggets waive Whitney to give him shot at playoffs.

29. Cleveland (29) Might catch Nuggets for 28th in the league.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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