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1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 47-9
The Warriors entered the All-Star break with at least 42 wins for a third straight season. Draymond Green was ejected for the first time this season in win over Sacramento on Wednesday after picking up two technicals; he now has 11 T’s on the season. Five more technicals will result in an automatic one-game suspension. The Dubs’ 12.8 scoring margin is on pace to be the highest scoring differential in history.
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 43-13
The Spurs have two more games remaining on their eight-game road trip. They've gone 4-2 so far to improve to an NBA second-best 24-7 on the road. Kawhi Leonard has scored 30 or more points in four of the last five games, averaging 30.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field over the last five games.
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 39-16
The Cavs have won seven of eight in February. Kyle Korver has been white-hot shooting the ball since coming to Cleveland, knocking down 51.5 percent of his three-pointers and making 2.7 triples a game. He is the seventh player in NBA history to have 2,000 three-pointers. The Cavaliers have the second-best home record in the league at 24-5.
4 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 40-18
The Rockets have won six of nine. James Harden has created 56.5 points per game (points and assists combined). Houston did not possess a lead in a game for the first time all season in their setback to the Heat on Wednesday.
5 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 37-20
The Celtics are 11-2 in their last 13 games. Isaiah Thomas has 41 consecutive, 20-point games, which is the longest streak in franchise history. The C’s are No. 3 in the league in three-pointers made, and have made 10 triples in 15 straight games.
6 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 34-21
The Wiz are 18-5 since Jan. 1. Washington has reached the century mark in 22 straight games. Porter, who is knocking down nearly 47 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, scored 20 or more points in three of his last five games, averaging 19.2 points over that stretch.
7 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 35-21
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The Clips are fourth in the Western Conference and winners of four straight. The Clippers rank fourth in the league in scoring and fourth in scoring defense. Los Angeles is 11-19 without Chris Paul over the last two seasons, including 8-12 this year.
8 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 34-24
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Vince Carter is one of seven players in NBA history with 20,000 points, 1,400 steals and 800 blocks. Mike Conley made three treys in the team’s last game before the break against the Pelicans to become the franchise’s all-time leader with 845. Memphis has the most overtime wins this season with five.
9 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 35-22
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The Jazz have lost three of four. Rodney Hood has missed seven straight games with a sprain and right-knee contusion. Utah is averaging a season-high 106.1 points a game and is outscoring their opponents by a season-best 9.1 points a game this month.
10 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 32-24
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The Hawks have alternated wins and losses in their last five games. Paul Millsap made his 2,500 career free throw this week. Atlanta ranks 26th in the league with 15.8 turnovers a game.
11 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 32-25
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Russell Westbrook has 27 triple-doubles, which is the second most ever at the All-Star break. Westbrook’s nine, 35-point triple-doubles is the most in NBA history. The Thunder have been outscored by 3.3 points this month.
12 Miami Heat Miami Heat 25-32
The Heat have won 14 of 16 to move to within two games of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked five shots in a win over Houston on Wednesday to mark the eighth time he has done so in the last two years -- the most in the league. Miami is outscoring their opponents for the first time this month as they are currently a plus-8.3.
13 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 27-30
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Reggie Jackson, who has been rumored to be on the market, reached the 20-point mark for the first time in the past 10 games. He is averaging 10.2 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 37.1 percent from field during this stretch. Detroit is 3-20 in games they fail to reach the century mark. Veteran reserve forward Jon Leuer has 2,000 points for his career.
14 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 28-29
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The Bulls are on their third winning streak of the season, though they have not won more than two in a row since winning three straight from Jan. 2-7. Chicago is tied with three other teams for the second most wins (13) against teams with a at least a .500 record. Second-year forward Bobby Portis dumped in a season-high 19 points in a win over the Celtics this past week to give him two double-digit scoring outings in his last three games.
15 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 29-28
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The Pacers have dropped six straight, with five of the losses coming against teams with a .500 or above record. Among teams currently in the playoffs, Indiana has the worst road record (10-20) and is tied with the Nuggets for the fewest wins against teams with a .500 or above record (7).
16 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 33-24
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The Raptors have an Atlantic Division-best 10-2 record against division foes, but still trail the Celtics by four games. Toronto is 5-11 in their last 16 contests. Serge Ibaka, who the Raptors acquired on Tuesday from Orlando, is expected to make his debut on Friday. Jonas Valanciunas has a team-high 21 double-doubles.
17 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 25-30
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The Bucks are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one game out of the final roster spot, as they have won three straight. Khris Middleton has reached double-figures in his last two games, which includes banging in 20 points in a win over the Nets on Wednesday. Middleton, who made his season debut two weeks ago, is averaging 10.5 in his four appearances.
18 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 25-31
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The Nuggets have the worst record among the 16 teams currently in the playoffs. Denver’s 79 points in the first half against the Warriors were the most by the team in a half this season. They tied an NBA-record with 24 three-pointers in their 132-110 win over the Warriors earlier this past week.
19 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 24-33
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The Kings had their season-high-tying four-game winning streak snapped this week. Sacramento is an NBA-best 8-5 in games decided by three points or fewer. Rookie Malachi Richardson will be out four to six weeks due to a hamstring injury. And DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the Pelicans.
20 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 23-34
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The Pelicans have won four of six and are just two-and-a-half games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Solomon Hill scored a season-high 23 points, his 10th double figure game of the season, as New Orleans defeated Memphis on Wednesday. Dominant big DeMarcus Cousins joins the team as part of a major trade.
21 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 22-34
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The Mavs have lost four of six and are currently on their 10th losing streak of the season. Dirk Nowitzki has scored double-figures in five straight games, which includes three games of 20 or more points. Nowitzki picked up his third double-double of the season and 400th of his career in loss to the Pistons this past week.
22 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 23-33
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The Blazers have lost three straight to fall to 9-12 since Jan. 1. Damian Lillard has made a three-pointer in 36 consecutive games. Jusuf Nurkic was 5-for-5 from the field and scored 13 points along with seven rebounds in his debut for the team in a loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
23 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 22-35
The Wolves have won three of five. Andrew Wiggins has scored 40 points in consecutive games, and is averaging 29.1 points while shooting 52.1 percent from the field in February. Minnesota is 3-4 since Zach LaVine went down with a left-knee injury.
24 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 21-35
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The 76ers possess a winning record since Jan. 1 (13-11), but are only 3-6 in February. Rookie Dario Saric is playing his best basketball of the season of late, tallying 20 points in three of the last five games and posting two double-doubles. Joel Embiid has missed the last 10 games and 25 this season overall.
25 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 24-32
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The Hornets have dropped four straight and 9 of 10 to fall to 11th place in the Eastern Conference, two-and-a-half games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot. Charlotte shot just 3-of-18 from the floor and scored 10 points in the fourth quarter of their 90-85 setback to the Raptors on Thursday.
26 New York Knicks New York Knicks 23-34
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The Knicks have lost 7 of 10 and are 12th in the Eastern Conference, four games out of the final playoff spot. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 25 points and shooting over 46 percent from the field and about 43 percent from beyond the arc since the beginning of 2017. Kristaps Porzingis captured the NBA Skills Challenge title during All-Star weekend.
27 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 19-39
The Lakers have second fewest road wins in the league with seven. Lou Williams has tallied 20 or more points 25 times, which is the most among all reserves. Los Angeles has played in the fewest games decided by three points or less (1-3).
28 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 21-37
The Magic have lost 23 games by 10 or more points, which ties the Suns and Nets for the most in the league. Nik Vucevic has 23 double-doubles, which is three fewer than he had last season. Terrence Ross is expected to debut for the team after the All-Star break.
29 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 18-39
The Suns have the worst record in the Western Conference. Phoenix is also a Western Conference worst 7-32 against conference foes. The Suns rank among the worst in points allowed per possession.
30 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 9-47
The Nets have lost 14 consecutive games. Brooklyn has the fewest road wins this season (2) and is last in scoring margin (-8.8). Brook Lopez became the first player in NBA history to sink six three-pointers and block eight shots in a game when he accomplished the feat against the Bucks on Feb. 15.


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