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The Sports Network's NBA Power Poll

(As of Friday, January 23)

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS34-61
   13-0 vs. the Eastern Conference is what you do when you're dominant.
2. ATLANTA HAWKS35-82
   Lead the NBA in wins and the question is, how many All-Stars do they get?
3. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES30-123
   What's the downside to signing Tyrus Thomas?
4. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS31-134
   Can they maintain pace with LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks? Doubtful.
5. DALLAS MAVERICKS30-139
   Won 3 straight, own the 5th best record, but probably won't have an AS.
6. WASHINGTON WIZARDS29-147
   John Wall deserves AS start, but I don't see them getting another.
7. TORONTO RAPTORS27-155
   Kyle Lowry's start is a great apology for missing the team last season.
8. HOUSTON ROCKETS29-146
   We all know James Harden should start ahead of Kobe. Stuff happens.
9. CHICAGO BULLS28-168
   Derrick Rose backed up his words with aggressive first-half play vs. SAN.
10. SAN ANTONIO SPURS27-1712
   Tim Duncan's minutes need to come down or he'll be fried by the playoffs.
11. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS29-1410
   Start an 8-game road trip next week. It's a doozy.
12. PHOENIX SUNS26-1811
   Hard to drop a team a rung with 4 consecutive victories.
13. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS23-2015
   The Mozgov factor has been huge.
14. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER22-2017
   4-game winning streak and 2 behind Phoenix for 8th playoff spot.
15. MILWAUKEE BUCKS21-2113
   Brandon Knight should get AS consideration, but East backcourt is tough.
16. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS21-2114
   Jrue Holiday has a stress reaction in his leg. Out 2-4 weeks. Bummer.
17. DENVER NUGGETS18-2416
   4-game slide and they will be sellers at deadline, especially Chandler.
18. MIAMI HEAT18-2418
   Does Dwyane Wade make AS team after getting passed by Lowry? I think yes.
19. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS18-2522
   Just a half-game back in the East. They will be the 6th seed by the end.
20. BROOKLYN NETS18-2520
   Don't think we'll see Deron Williams in a Nets' uniform again.
21. DETROIT PISTONS17-2621
   Brandon Jennings would be an AS if Detroit cut Josh Smith in preseason.
22. SACRAMENTO KINGS16-2619
   Fewest road wins in the Western Conference. Remember their great start?
23. BOSTON CELTICS14-2625
   Great win in Portland without LaMarcus Aldridge.
24. UTAH JAZZ15-2826
   Rudy Gobert is going to make Enes Kanter expendable.
25. INDIANA PACERS15-2923
   Trade David West. Find a sucker to take George Hill.
26. ORLANDO MAGIC15-3024
   Jacque Vaughn shares hottest coaching seat with Denver's Brian Shaw.
27. LOS ANGELES LAKERS12-3127
   Torn rotator cuff could spell the end of Kobe Bryant's career. .
28. NEW YORK KNICKS7-3630
   2 straight wins and Orlando is in town next. Could be a legit streak.
29. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS8-3428
   Joel Embiid doesn't look 300 pounds to me.
30. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES7-3429
   Starting to get pieces back. Won't be in this spot if they do.

As of January 23, 2015, at 09:49 AM ET