NBA Power Rankings – January 13, 2014

1. Indiana Pacers (29-7)
1. Indiana Pacers (29-7)
The Pacers have a 2.5-game lead over the Heat. That’s big – even in January. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
2. Miami Heat (27-10)
2. Miami Heat (27-10)
Losses to the Knicks and Nets? Really? Miami has now lost back-to-back games for the third time this season. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. San Antonio Spurs (29-8)
3. San Antonio Spurs (29-8)
Four straight wins have the Spurs atop the Western Conference – for now. This race will come down to the last day of the regular season. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (28-9)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (28-9)
Portland curiously lost to Philadelphia and Sacramento by a combined six points before beating the Magic and Celtics by a combined 24. After a home lay-up against Cleveland on Wednesday, the Trail Blazers embark on one of the hardest four-game road trips you’ll see all season (San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Oklahoma City). (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. Oklahoma City Thunder (28-9)
5. Oklahoma City Thunder (28-9)
Kevin Durant (33.7 points per game in his last 10 games) is doing all he can to carry Oklahoma City. (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Golden State Warriors (25-14)
6. Golden State Warriors (25-14)
Steph Curry did it again. His game-winning jumper against Boston gave the Warriors their 11th win in their last 12 games. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Los Angeles Clippers (26-13)
7. Los Angeles Clippers (26-13)
The Clippers are weathering the Chris Paul injury storm with a 17-3 home record – best in the Western Conference. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Houston Rockets (24-14)
8. Houston Rockets (24-14)
James Harden has scored the game-high in five straight games, averaging 32.6 points in the process. Houston is 3-2 during that stretch. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
9. Dallas Mavericks (22-16)
9. Dallas Mavericks (22-16)
Dirk Nowitzki went off for a season-high 40 against the New Orleans on Saturday. What is this, 2011? (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Phoenix Suns (21-15)
10. Phoenix Suns (21-15)
Phoenix, which is last in the league in assists, has suddenly lost three of four and four of six. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Atlanta Hawks (20-18)
11. Atlanta Hawks (20-18)
Atlanta leads the NBA with 25.4 assist per game. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Toronto Raptors (18-17)
12. Toronto Raptors (18-17)
The Raptors were competitive in road losses to the Heat and Pacers, but this team still has a long way to go. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Denver Nuggets (19-17)
13. Denver Nuggets (19-17)
The hottest team in the West, Denver has won five straight after losing eight straight. The winning streak includes a 13-point win over the Thunder. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19)
14. Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19)
The Timberwolves have lost nine straight games in which a win would’ve put them above .500. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Memphis Grizzlies (17-19)
15. Memphis Grizzlies (17-19)
Memphis’ last three losses have all come by four points or fewer, including a two-point overtime loss to San Antonio. It’s good to finally see some fight from this team. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. New Orleans Pelicans (15-21)
16. New Orleans Pelicans (15-21)
The Pelicans were once 11-10. They’ve gone 4-11 ever since. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
17. Chicago Bulls (17-18)
17. Chicago Bulls (17-18)
Below .500, the Bulls are one game away from hosting a first-round playoff series. That’s just wrong. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
18. Brooklyn Nets (15-22)
18. Brooklyn Nets (15-22)
The Nets had won five in a row – including a win over the Heat – before losing 96-80 to the Raptors in Toronto. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. Washington Wizards (16-19)
19. Washington Wizards (16-19)
Washington is 2-5 in its last seven games. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
20. Detroit Pistons (16-22)
20. Detroit Pistons (16-22)
Josh Smith has scored 47 points in his last two games – both wins. That’s good, because the Pistons had lost six straight. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. Utah Jazz (12-26)
21. Utah Jazz (12-26)
The Jazz are actually a winning basketball team – 8-7 – after their 4-19 start. That’s impressive. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
22. Sacramento Kings (13-22)
22. Sacramento Kings (13-22)
The good news? The Kings have won a season-high three straight games. The bad news? Their next game is against the Pacers. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Charlotte Bobcats (15-23)
23. Charlotte Bobcats (15-23)
After dropping eight of their last nine, the Bobcats have fallen to ninth in the Eastern Conference, which is the definition of bad. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
24. New York Knicks (14-22)
24. New York Knicks (14-22)
That’s four straight wins for the Knicks, including a 10-point victory over Miami. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Boston Celtics (13-25)
25. Boston Celtics (13-25)
Eight straight losses. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Philadelphia 76ers (12-25)
26. Philadelphia 76ers (12-25)
Four straight losses. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Los Angeles Lakers (14-23)
27. Los Angeles Lakers (14-23)
Los Angeles is 1-10 over its last 11 games. This is a bad, bad basketball team. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-24)
28. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-24)
Cleveland is 3-9 over its last 12 games. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Orlando Magic (10-27)
29. Orlando Magic (10-27)
Seven straight losses. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Milwaukee Bucks (7-29)
30. Milwaukee Bucks (7-29)
Five straight losses. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
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