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The Sports Network's NBA Power Poll

(As of Wednesday, November 26)

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES12-21
   Survived a nasty stomach virus, but 4-game road trip awaits.
2. TORONTO RAPTORS12-24
   Top 6 in scoring and opponents' scoring. No other team can say that.
3. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS11-23
   Their defense can be stifling and Splash Brothers are timely.
4. HOUSTON ROCKETS11-32
   With all the big-man talk, where is James Harden in MVP race?
5. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS11-38
   Won 8 in a row and no one seems to notice. Improved bench has been huge.
6. DALLAS MAVERICKS10-57
   A little too inconsistent to crack the upper echelon teams ... yet.
7. WASHINGTON WIZARDS9-46
   Wall and Beal combine for 13 turnovers in loss to Atlanta. Yikes.
8. CHICAGO BULLS9-55
   Thibs getting tired of Rose injuries, or at least questions about them.
9. SAN ANTONIO SPURS9-49
   Light schedule awaits, so expect a leap next week.
10. SACRAMENTO KINGS9-513
   2-0 start to road trip - win in NO without Gay or Collison was stout.
11. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS8-514
   You knew they'd get it together soon and they are.
12. PHOENIX SUNS9-616
   Good road trip. They're just a very good team with superior depth.
13. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS6-710
   I still believe, but they also need backup PG, rim protector and shooter.
14. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS7-611
   Team least equipped to handle injuries loses Eric Gordon indefinitely.
15. ATLANTA HAWKS7-517
   Great win in Washington. Bad loss at home to the Lakers.
16. MIAMI HEAT8-712
   Napier looks very solid as Spo has gone with some 3 PG lineups.
17. MILWAUKEE BUCKS8-715
   Tough schedule already hitting these puppies.
18. DENVER NUGGETS7-724
   Gallinari off minutes restriction. Here they come with 5-game win streak.
19. INDIANA PACERS6-822
   With Hibbert joining the injured party, defense and effort still prevail.
20. BROOKLYN NETS5-818
   Starting to look like a failed experiment. AK47 wants out.
21. ORLANDO MAGIC6-1021
   Tobias Harris is an underrated player. Vucevic for All-Star Game?
22. UTAH JAZZ5-1020
   Derrick Favors making a real impact finally.
23. BOSTON CELTICS4-823
   Just plodding along, growing, mildly improving.
24. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS4-1119
   We all whiffed on these guys.
25. NEW YORK KNICKS4-1128
   Had a decent week, but Melo hurts his back. He's played a lot over years.
26. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES3-927
   Martin, Rubio, Pekovic all missing, but they're a scrappy group.
27. DETROIT PISTONS3-1126
   Not a scrappy group and Caldwell-Pope is shooting 36 percent.
28. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER3-1225
   Westbrook possibly on Friday, Durant not long after that ...
29. LOS ANGELES LAKERS3-1129
   Worst defensive team in the league, second-worst point differential.
30. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS0-1430
   Book it - 1st win Wednesday vs. Brooklyn.

As of November 26, 2014, at 11:52 AM ET