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The Sports Network's NBA Power Poll

(As of Friday, April 11th)

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. SAN ANTONIO SPURS61-181
   11-1 vs. Dallas, Memphis and Phoenix this season.
2. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER57-212
   Great, great victory over LAC proves how vital Westbrook is.
3. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS55-244
   Would be No. 1 seed out East. Yet people don't totally buy them.
4. MIAMI HEAT53-253
   LeBron seems very frustrated.
5. INDIANA PACERS54-255
   Respect Vogel for trying anything, no matter how desperate.
6. HOUSTON ROCKETS52-266
   Howard's absence has shown how great Omer Asik is when given a chance.
7. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS51-287
   Only 1 1/2 behind Houston for 4th and homecourt.
8. CHICAGO BULLS46-329
   6 straight wins, but can't shake Toronto.
9. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS48-308
   Still haven't clinched a playoff spot. Would get swept by Clips.
10. DALLAS MAVERICKS48-3210
   Dirk's legacy is as great scorer and top-25 player all-time.
11. PHOENIX SUNS47-3112
   San Antonio, Dallas and Memphis remain. Might be too much.
12. TORONTO RAPTORS46-3213
   Love the unity and commitment to playing correctly.
13. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES46-3211
   Loss at Minny at end of recent road trip might be the dagger.
14. BROOKLYN NETS43-3514
   Incredible depth with Teletovic, Anderson, Plumlee, Livingston...
15. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS40-3816
   Alright, now I think they could win a game in the postseason.
16. WASHINGTON WIZARDS40-3815
   Nene is back, but sputtering is a bad sign heading to postseason.
17. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES39-3918
   Pek/Martin out 37 games. A lot, but should've been closer to postseason.
18. ATLANTA HAWKS35-4319
   That season finale against Milwaukee might be the difference.
19. NEW YORK KNICKS33-4517
   J.R. Smith made 10 3-pointers in 1 game. But 22 attempts is lunacy.
20. DENVER NUGGETS35-4422
   Could really score. Just lost too much in offseason to be relevant.
21. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS32-4720
   Really feel like they're the only lottery team that should play hard.
22. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS32-4621
   Anthony Davis is a future MVP.
23. DETROIT PISTONS29-5024
   Seems like Josh Smith is done for the season. Can't imagine fans mind.
24. ORLANDO MAGIC23-5527
   A 2-game winning streak is enough to move up with this crew.
25. SACRAMENTO KINGS27-5223
   Lost 4 straight.
26. LOS ANGELES LAKERS25-5326
   Lost 5 straight.
27. BOSTON CELTICS23-5525
   Lost 9 straight.
28. UTAH JAZZ24-5428
   Lost 2 straight.
29. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS17-6129
   Lost 2 straight.
30. MILWAUKEE BUCKS14-6430
   And lost 6 in a row.

As of April 11, 2014, at 10:29 AM ET

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