NBA Power Rankings – November 11, 2013

1. Indiana Pacers (7-0)
1. Indiana Pacers (7-0)
Indiana is off to its best start in franchise history. The Pacers, who are allowing a league-best 85.3 points per game, are deserving of the top spot. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. San Antonio Spurs (6-1)
2. San Antonio Spurs (6-1)
San Antonio is the early season favorite in the Western Conference thanks to its defense, which is allowing 93 points per game – second fewest in the league. Oh, and Danny Green (six threes against the Knicks on Sunday) is playing like it’s June. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Miami Heat (4-3)
3. Miami Heat (4-3)
A home loss to the Celtics? Really? (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (5-1)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (5-1)
Kevin Durant is averaging 31.5 points on 52 percent shooting (38-of-73) over his last four games. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. Los Angeles Clippers (4-3)
5. Los Angeles Clippers (4-3)
Chris Paul (21.3 points, 12.6 assists) has the Clippers leading the league in scoring. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Houston Rockets (4-3)
6. Houston Rockets (4-3)
The Rockets lost three of four last week – all to teams based in Los Angeles – and allowed an average of 122 points in two losses to the Clippers. The honeymoon phase is over, Dwight. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-2)
7. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-2)
Minnesota ended its 22-game losing streak to the Lakers in style, cruising to a 113-90 win in Los Angeles. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Golden State Warriors (4-3)
8. Golden State Warriors (4-3)
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9. Dallas Mavericks (4-3)
9. Dallas Mavericks (4-3)
Dallas’ first three road games of the year? At Houston, at Oklahoma City and at Minnesota. The Mavs lost all three, allowing an average of 112 points. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (3-3)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (3-3)
The Grizzlies can secure their first winning streak of the season on Monday. Unfortunately, they play the Pacers in Indianapolis. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Portland Trail Blazers (4-2)
11. Portland Trail Blazers (4-2)
Wesley Matthews has been arguably the most consistent player in the league. He’s scored between 18 and 21 points in each of his last five games, during which he’s made between six and eight baskets per game and attempted between 11 and 13 shots per game. He’s also shooting 53.3 percent from three-point range. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Phoenix Suns (5-2)
12. Phoenix Suns (5-2)
The Suns are off to a surprising start, and their two losses – at Oklahoma City by seven and at San Antonio by three – are respectable. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Chicago Bulls (2-3)
13. Chicago Bulls (2-3)
Derrick Rose (14.4 points on 32 percent shooting) is clearly not himself yet. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
14. Atlanta Hawks (3-3)
14. Atlanta Hawks (3-3)
Atlanta leads the league in assists, and Jeff Teague (9.8 dimes per game) is a big reason why. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Brooklyn Nets (2-4)
15. Brooklyn Nets (2-4)
Kevin Garnett is averaging 6.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. New York Knicks (2-4)
16. New York Knicks (2-4)
The Knicks allowed a season-high 120 points to San Antonio on Sunday. They’ve now allowed 100+ points in each of their last three losses. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
17. Toronto Raptors (3-4)
17. Toronto Raptors (3-4)
Toronto went 1-3 last week, the only win coming at home against winless Utah. Rudy Gay shot 23-of-57 (.404) in the losses. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. New Orleans Pelicans (3-4)
18. New Orleans Pelicans (3-4)
Anthony Davis is playing like an All-Star. He also can’t legally drink a beer. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
19. Detroit Pistons (2-3)
19. Detroit Pistons (2-3)
Brandon Jennings shot 13-of-37 (.351) in home losses to Indiana and Oklahoma City last week. (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)
20. Los Angeles Lakers (3-5)
20. Los Angeles Lakers (3-5)
Four of the Lakers’ five losses have been by double digits. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
21. Philadelphia 76ers (4-3)
21. Philadelphia 76ers (4-3)
Philly dropped three of four last week, including two at home by double digits. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
22. Orlando Magic (3-4)
22. Orlando Magic (3-4)
The Magic are 0-3 on the road, but they do lead the league in rebounding. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Cleveland Cavaliers (3-4)
23. Cleveland Cavaliers (3-4)
The Cavs are 3-0 at home and 0-4 on the road. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Charlotte Bobcats (3-3)
24. Charlotte Bobcats (3-3)
The Bobcats are dead last in the league in assists, with 17 per game. That’s probably why they’re second last in scoring (90.3 points per game). (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Boston Celtics (3-4)
25. Boston Celtics (3-4)
After starting the season 0-4, Boston has won three straight. The last two came on the road by a combined three points. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Milwaukee Bucks (2-3)
26. Milwaukee Bucks (2-3)
O.J. Mayo (18.6 points) is the only player on the team averaging more than 14 points per game. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Washington Wizards (2-4)
27. Washington Wizards (2-4)
The Wizards played two overtime games this weekend, winning one at home against Brooklyn and losing one on the road against Oklahoma City. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Denver Nuggets (1-4)
28. Denver Nuggets (1-4)
Ty Lawson leads Denver with 22.6 points and 6.8 assists. The Nuggets’ next leading scorer? Jordan Hamilton, with 12 points per game. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Sacramento Kings (1-5)
29. Sacramento Kings (1-5)
DeMarcus Cousins scored 68 points in back-to-back games against Portland this weekend. Sacramento lost both. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Utah Jazz (0-7)
30. Utah Jazz (0-7)
The Jazz are scoring a league-worst 87.7 points per game, which is why they’re a league-worst 0-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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