Power Rankings

March 23, 2003

POWER RANKINGS

Team Milton Kent's comment

1. San Antonio (1) Duncan's slightly nicked, but Spurs' roll continues.

2. Sacramento (2) Big emotional win over Lakers.

3. Dallas (3) Getting nothing inside from Bradley and LaFrentz.

4. Minnesota (4) Closed the gap on Portland for fourth in West.

5. Detroit (5) Ended six-game road losing streak at Washington.

6. Philadelphia (6) Now the East's best road team.

7. Portland (7) Pippen's injury moves Stoudamire back to point.

8. New Jersey (8) May fall out of home court in East.

9. L.A. Lakers (9) Is Shaq yapping to get team fired up?

10. New Orleans (11) Shot past Indiana and Boston for fourth in East.

11. Utah (12) Big home game Wednesday with Portland.

12. Indiana (10) Could Thomas be on hot seat for 2nd-half collapse?

13. Phoenix (13) Can't afford more losses at America West.

14. Boston (14) Celtics joining the Eastern free fall.

15. Orlando (15) Starting to cement hold on seventh playoff spot.

16. Houston (16) On West Coast trip without coach Rudy T.

17. Milwaukee (17) Beating Nets in N.J. helped hold off Wizards.

18. Washington (18) Laettner has been Wizards' best interior force.

19. Golden State (19) Barely holding on at playoff periphery.

20. Seattle (20) Playoff light just about to flicker out.

21. New York (21) Houston has been on scoring tear.

22. Atlanta (22) Mohammed likely out for season with foot injury.

23. Toronto (23) Peterson benched for Jefferies.

24. Miami (24) Caron and Rasual Butler a nice rookie tandem.

25. Memphis (25) Sizzling March play could have payoff next season.

26. Chicago (26) Need to choose between Williams and Crawford.

27. L.A. Clippers (27) Clips turning to Wang Zhizhi for frontcourt help.

28. Denver (28) Blizzard adds one more excuse not to see Nuggets.

29. Cleveland (29) Will Davis' behavior get another coach fired?

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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