Pacers retain top spot in NBA Power Rankings

Scott Cullen
12/12/2013 3:34:28 PM
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After knocking off the Miami Heat in a contentious Eastern Conference match-up, the Indiana Pacers remain in top spot of the NBA Power Rankings, though the West takes eight of the next nine spots.

Among the teams moving up since the last rankings, the Detroit Pistons are up from 22 to 15, even if it's just a tribute to their mediocrity and the Brooklyn Nets are up from 30 to 21 after getting a few players back from injury.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four of five, which is enough to move up from 27 to 23.

Even with the return of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are depleted enough that they fell from 14 to 18, the Chicago Bulls are in virtual free-fall, going from 13 to 25.

The Toronto Raptors have begun their quest for draft position, falling from 20 to 28 after losing six of seven and dealing Rudy Gay to Sacramento.

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