NBA Power Rankings: Anthony Davis propels the Lakers into the top 10, Kevin Durant’s comeback strengthens the Suns, and the Celtics take first place

In the final week of the regular season, the league stands as of this point.

The final play-in places are now in front of us as the game’s conclusion draws closer. There is only one week remaining in the regular season, which means the NBA postseason is just around the corner. We were picking our jaws up off the floor after the Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert deals happened, and it seems like only yesterday. My, with just one week remaining in the regular season, here is where the league sits.
Ward-Henninger, Colin

 

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The Boston Celtics succumbed to the Power Rankings curse, with a blowout loss to the Washington Wizards the day after they were proclaimed No. 1 last week — but guess what? They’re still No. 1 thanks to a thorough dismantling of the Milwaukee Bucks a couple days later.

The Phoenix Suns have experienced the biggest gains this week, in part because of the return of Kevin Durant, who overcame an unusually sluggish return game to return to his usual, metronomic form. Speaking of improvements, Anthony Davis’ absolutely outstanding basketball helped the Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James, join the top 10.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who fell to the Portland Trail Blazers and were decimated by an illness that spread across the locker room, are the biggest losers of the week. They appear to be doing everything they can to lose games. Whoops.

Here are the NBA Power Rankings for this week as we approach the last seven days of the regular season. behind Anthony Davis’ very outstanding basketball in the top 10.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who were decimated by an illness that spread throughout the locker room and fell to the Portland Trail Blazers, a team that appears to be doing everything in their power to lose games, are the biggest losers of the week. Whoops.

Here are this week’s NBA Power Rankings as the regular season enters its final seven days.

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