Power Rankings

March 16, 2003

POWER RANKINGS

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1. San Antonio (1) Duncan has pushed his way into MVP contention.

2. Sacramento (2) Divac's bronchitis slows momentum a little.

3. Dallas (3) May be looking up soon at San Antonio.

4. Minnesota (4) On pace for best record in franchise history.

5. Detroit (5) Seems to have righted the ship.

6. Philadelphia (10) Home court in East not out of question.

7. Portland (7) Time for usual end-of-season flameout.

8. New Jersey (9) Kidd's playing hurt and Nets suffer as result.

9. L.A. Lakers (8) What's with losses to Chicago and Detroit?

10. Indiana (6) Second-half collapse continues.

11. New Orleans (14) Making strong push to save Silas' job.

12. Utah (11) Malone joins 40-points-at-age-39 club.

13. Phoenix (13) Strong home showing vs. Kings bodes well for stretch.

14. Boston (12) Too many threes starting to take their toll.

15. Orlando (15) Has anyone seen Shawn Kemp?

16. Houston (18) Big game with co-playoff-contending Suns today.

17. Milwaukee (16) A little inside presence could go a long way.

18. Washington (17) West Coast trip will make or break season.

19. Golden State (19) Needs to clear cap room to keep Arenas.

20. Seattle (20) Playing better but needs a miracle to reach playoffs.

21. New York (21) Loss to Memphis at home ends playoff hopes.

22. Atlanta (22) Looking to play spoiler in stretch run.

23. Toronto (23) Murray out for rest of season with foot ailment.

24. Miami (24) James giving good energy off bench.

25. Memphis (26) Playing its best ball of season.

26. Chicago (25) Big win over Lakers followed by big loss to Grizzlies.

27. L.A. Clippers (27) Cheapskate owner Sterling likely to lowball DJ.

28. Denver (28) Large cap space is all fans have to look forward to.

29. Cleveland (29) Only team with fewer than 10 home wins.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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