NBA Power Rankings – November 25, 2013

1. Indiana Pacers (12-1)
1. Indiana Pacers (12-1)
Paul George scored a season-low 12 points in the Pacers’ loss to Chicago last Wednesday. He scored a season-high 35 against the Knicks in the very next game. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. San Antonio Spurs (12-1)
2. San Antonio Spurs (12-1)
The Spurs have won 10 straight games against so-so competition, making Wednesday’s trip to Oklahoma City all the more interesting. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Miami Heat (10-3)
3. Miami Heat (10-3)
LeBron James has shot 58-of-94 (.617) from the floor during the Heat’s six-game winning streak. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (9-3)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (9-3)
Wednesday’s game against San Antonio could be a preview of the Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. Portland Trail Blazers (12-2)
5. Portland Trail Blazers (12-2)
LaMarcus Aldridge – with team-highs in points (22.3), rebounds (9.6) and steals (1.4) – has led Portland to 10 straight wins. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Los Angeles Clippers (10-5)
6. Los Angeles Clippers (10-5)
Championship teams win on the road; the Clippers are just 3-4 away from home. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Houston Rockets (9-5)
7. Houston Rockets (9-5)
The Rockets lost an 18-point lead against Dallas but responded well with a double-digit home win against Minnesota. Aaron Brooks’ 26 points off the bench were appreciated. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
8. Golden State Warriors (8-6)
8. Golden State Warriors (8-6)
Stephen Curry shook off the concussion cobwebs on Saturday, scoring 22 points in 37 minutes against Portland. The best shooter in the league is also second in assists, with 8.9 per game. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
9. Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7)
9. Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7)
Kevin Love (24.9 points) is fourth in the NBA in scoring, but the Timberwolves have lost seven of their last 12. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (7-6)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (7-6)
The Grizzlies blitzed through California – four road wins in four games – before falling to the Spurs by 16 in Memphis. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
11. Atlanta Hawks (8-6)
11. Atlanta Hawks (8-6)
Al Horford (17.4 points, 8.3 rebounds) and Jeff Teague (18 points, 8.8 assists) have led Atlanta to the third-best record in the Eastern Conference – which is about as good as any team not based in Miami or Indianapolis can hope for. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Dallas Mavericks (9-5)
12. Dallas Mavericks (9-5)
The comeback win against Houston was impressive, but the Mavericks are 7-0 at home and 2-5 on the road. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Chicago Bulls (6-6)
13. Chicago Bulls (6-6)
It’s going to be another long winter for Derrick Rose and the Bulls. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Phoenix Suns (7-6)
14. Phoenix Suns (7-6)
Phoenix has lost four of six. The four losses were by a combined 13 points. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (7-7)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (7-7)
The Lakers have won three straight after starting 4-7. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. Charlotte Bobcats (7-7)
16. Charlotte Bobcats (7-7)
Charlotte’s top eight scorers are in their 20s. Five are 25 or younger. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
17. Denver Nuggets (6-6)
17. Denver Nuggets (6-6)
Kudos to Denver for weathering the storm; the Nuggets have won five of seven since starting 1-4 and are just a half-game back of the eighth seed in the West.(Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. Toronto Raptors (6-7)
18. Toronto Raptors (6-7)
If the playoffs started today, the Raptors would have home-court advantage in the playoffs. Think about that. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (6-6)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (6-6)
Anthony Davis – with team-high averages of 20.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks – has been a beast this season. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr. /NBAE via Getty Images)
20. Washington Wizards (5-8)
20. Washington Wizards (5-8)
John Wall has played out of his mind lately; he had a career-high 16 assists against Minnesota last Tuesday and scored a combined 68 points this past weekend against the Raptors and Knicks. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. Detroit Pistons (5-8)
21. Detroit Pistons (5-8)
Detroit, which is 19th in both scoring offense (97.4) and scoring defense (100.8), has lost seven of 10. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
22. Cleveland Cavaliers (4-10)
22. Cleveland Cavaliers (4-10)
The Cavs are 3-2 at home and 1-8 on the road. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Boston Celtics (5-10)
23. Boston Celtics (5-10)
Boston is 27th in scoring (92.7) and dead last in assists, averaging just 17.3 dishes per game. Rajon Rondo, where art thou? (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
24. Brooklyn Nets (3-10)
24. Brooklyn Nets (3-10)
The Nets have lost five straight and eight of nine. Brooklyn, we have a problem. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
25. New York Knicks (3-9)
25. New York Knicks (3-9)
Never to be outdone, the Knicks, like the Nets, have lost five straight. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
26. Philadelphia 76ers (6-9)
26. Philadelphia 76ers (6-9)
Philly is 3-9 since starting 3-0. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Orlando Magic (4-9)
27. Orlando Magic (4-9)
Orlando has dropped seven of eight. That one win came at home against Milwaukee. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Sacramento Kings (4-9)
28. Sacramento Kings (4-9)
DeMarcus Cousins leads the Kings in points, rebounds, steals and blocks, but this team isn’t finishing better than 15th in the Western Conference. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Milwaukee Bucks (2-10)
29. Milwaukee Bucks (2-10)
Milwaukee – 1-5 at home, 1-5 on the road – is just consistently bad. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Utah Jazz (1-14)
30. Utah Jazz (1-14)
Utah’s five starters combined for just 29 points against Oklahoma City on Sunday. The Jazz’ top two scorers were Rudy Gobert and Enes Kanter, who each scored 10 points off the bench. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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