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Sunday, November 29, 2009

NBA power rankings — Nov. 29

1. L.A. Lakers — Lakers could distance themselves from the pack with next six at home (1)
2. Phoenix — Channing Frye averaging in double figures for first time since rookie year (2)
3. Orlando — Jason Williams filling in nicely with Jameer Nelson sidelined (5)
4. Atlanta — Hawks suffered first home loss and in convincing fashion to Orlando (3)
5. Dallas — Drew Gooden has a double-double in 5 of 7 games since becoming a starter (4)
6. Boston — Rasheed Wallace has nearly 30 more 3-point attempts than Ray Allen and Paul Pierce (6)
7. Denver — Chris Anderson should legally change his name to Birdman (8)
8. Cleveland — Shaq returns and Cavs get blown out by Bobcats? (7)
9. Portland — Someone explain the Blazers insistence on starting Steve Blake (9)
10. San Antonio — Spurs finally getting healthy and have won four straight (14)
11. Miami — Upcoming West Coast road trip will tell us a lot more about the Heat (10)
12. Milwaukee — Bucks have used 10 different players in its starting lineup (11)
13. Oklahoma City — Rookie James Harden providing nice spark off the bench (13)
14. Utah — Jazz 7-2 when Carlos Boozer scores 20 or more (15)
15. Houston — Rockets have four players averaging more than 15 a game, none more than 18.3 (12)
16. New Orleans — Hornets 4-2 with Chris Paul sidelined by ankle injury (22)
17. Sacramento — Rookie Tyreke Evans leading a potent Kings offense with over 19 points a game (18)
18. Chicago — Joakim Noah averaging more rebounds (11.7) than points (11.1) (16)
19. Indiana — Dahntay Jones has improved his scoring average by 11.8 per game (20)
20. Toronto — Chris Bosh leading the league in rebounds and seventh in scoring (17)
21. Charlotte — Stephen Jackson trade looking good for the Bobcats (26)
22. L.A. Clippers — Owner Donald Sterling breaks his silence, but doesn’t say much (23)
23. DETROIT — Injuries seem contagious for the Pistons right now (19)
24. Philadelphia — Louis Wiliams broken jaw a huge blow to the Sixers (21)
25. Memphis — Starting five talented, while most of the bench shouldn’t be on a NBA roster (25)
26. Washington — Gilbert Arenas finally beat Dwyane Wade, was 0-19 against him (24)
27. Golden State — Raja Bell played one game before having season-ending surgery (27)
28. New York — Paying Eddy Curry and Darko Milicic a combined $18 million to ride the bench (28)
29. Minnesota — Timberwolves have dropped 10 straight and lone win is over th
e Nets (29)
30. New Jersey —
Nets can tie worse start in NBA history with a loss today (30)

1 Comments:

Blogger Dave Pemberton said...

Just a note, I write these Saturday afternoon for Sunday's paper so they don't take in account Saturday or Sunday's games

November 29, 2009 at 8:15 PM 

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