NBA Power Rankings Week 13: Can the Thunder claim the top spot?

Every Monday throughout the season, we will release our weekly NBA power rankings, slotting the league's teams 1-30.

Oklahoman Modified: January 27, 2014 at 12:58 am •  Published: January 27, 2014
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Every Monday throughout the season, we will release our weekly NBA power rankings, slotting the league's teams 1-30. Here's our list after 13 weeks of games:

Running Weekly Archive: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Power Rankings - Week 13
Rank Darnell Mayberry
Anthony Slater
1
Records
35-10
34-9

Last Week: 4
If The Peake refuses to do it consistently for Kevin Durant, I will. "M-V-P! M-V-P!"
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Last Week: 1
Just 2-2 on this recent West Coast trip. But still have the best win percentage in basketball.
2
34-9
35-10

Last Week: 1
Just 2-2 on current five-game west coast trip, and their much vaunted defense is  allowing 109.5 points on this swing.

Last Week: 3
Seven straight wins without one of the world’s best 10 talents. That’s impressive.
3
32-12
32-12

Last Week: 6
Chris Bosh showing he can still step up his scoring whenever Dwyane Wade sits.

Last Week: 5
Greg Oden is starting to look like he can help this team come playoff time.
4
33-12
33-12

Last Week: 2
Schedule bit them this week. Went 2-3 in a five-games-in-seven-night stretch.
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Last Week: 4
LaMarcus Aldridge has been the third best player in basketball this season.
5
31-15
33-11

Last Week: 7
Forget their soft schedule, you've got to respect their 8-3 record without Chris Paul.

Last Week: 2
Spurs are 0-9 against the Thunder, Heat, Blazers, Pacers and Rockets, 33-2 against everyone else.
6
33-11
27-18

Last Week: 3
Injuries decimating their rotation. But the bigger concern is their 3-10 record against the other seven teams with the top winning percentages.

Last Week: 8
Nice win over Portland Sunday night, but they’ve still lost four of six.
7
27-18
31-15

Last Week: 5
Fans make up for coaches snubbing Steph Curry from last year's All-Star game by voting him in as a starter this year.

Last Week: 6
Chris Paul seems to believe he’ll be back by the All-Star break.
8
29-17
29-17
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Last Week: 8
Chandler Parsons set an NBA record with 10 made 3s in a half, and Houston scored only 87 points. Strange team.

Last Week: 7
Chandler Parsons hit 10 threes in one half the other day. That might be more impressive than Carmelo’s 62.
9
25-18
26-20

Last Week: 10
Week highlighted by posting an opponent season-high 124 points in a 24-point win against the Pacers.
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Last Week: 9
Destined for a quiet first round exit, but still an impressive season in the making.
10
26-20
22-20

Last Week: 11
Devin Harris is back and already looking like a solid bench contributor.
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Last Week: 10
They are 5-1 since Marc Gasol’s return and 9-3 in January. Nearing a playoff spot.
11
20-22
25-18

Last Week: 18
Don't laugh. They're 10-1 this month, good for the best record in basketball.

Last Week: 12
Can they hold off the Grizzlies?
12
22-21
22-21

Last Week: 9
Terrence Ross stole the spotlight with 51 points last week, but DeMar DeRozan is blossoming into a star, averaging 24 points in January.

Last Week: 11
Third best team in the East.
13
22-20
20-22

Last Week: 12
Could be the worst first-round matchup for Thunder, and it could happen.

Last Week: 18
Now an NBA-best 10-1 in the month of January.
14
22-21
22-21

Last Week: 13
Seem destined for a five-team fight with Phoenix, Dallas, Minnesota and Memphis for the final two playoff spots.
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Last Week: 14
Upcoming four-game homestand includes the Bucks and Bobcats. Chance to rack up some wins.
15
22-21
22-21

Last Week: 16
They were one game over .500 when Derrick Rose went down. They're still one game over .500. Impressive.
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Last Week: 15
Tom Thibodeau could mold a defensive juggernaut out of D-League players.
16
23-20
21-22

Last Week: 14
Better hope Jeff Teague's ankle heals quickly.

Last Week: 13
Fifth best point differential in the West, 11th best record.
17
21-22
23-20

Last Week: 15
They're 6-17 against teams above .500 and 15-5 against teams below .500. That's all you need to know about this team.

Last Week: 16
Averaging an NBA-best 25.4 assists per game. Mike Budenholzer is building something.
18
21-22
21-22

Last Week: 17
Have had nine chances this season to go a game above .500. Have failed all nine times.

Last Week: 17
Lot of talent, doesn’t seem to be much direction.
19
17-27
17-27

Last Week: 20
Congrats to Carmelo Anthony for setting the scoring record in the new MSG.
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Last Week: 19
Saw a stat: Sunday’s Lakers-Knicks game was first where both entered 10 games under .500 since 1960.
20
18-25
17-27

Last Week: 27
Anthony Davis continues to put up monster numbers without much fanfare.
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Last Week: 20
Teams they’ve lost to in the past two weeks: Jazz, Pelicans, Bucks.
21
15-29
15-28

Last Week: 22
Playing .500 ball in the New Year.

Last Week: 18
DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay go down with injuries just as they were figuring some things out.
22
17-27
18-25

Last Week: 19
If Greg Monroe's days in Detroit are numbered, he'd be a great fit for a lot of teams.

Last Week: 21
Anthony Davis with an outside chance to rep the hometown team in the All-Star game.
23
16-28
19-27

Last Week: 24
Just when you think they've turned over a new leaf, they lose three of four in embarrassing fashion.
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Last Week: 23
Charlotte’s all-time record in 10 seasons: 269-499. No playoff wins in franchise history.
24
19-27
16-28

Last Week: 23
Took 'em three quarters to decide to double Carmelo Anthony on his 62-point night.

Last Week: 26
Luol Deng is averaging 16.5 points in eight games with the Cavs. But Cleveland is 4-4.
25
15-28
15-29

Last Week: 21
DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay both missed the last two games with injuries.

Last Week: 24
Have been halfway decent (14-15) since that horrendous 1-14 start.
26
16-29
16-29

Last Week: 25
Have given up at least 100 points in 12 straight games. They're 2-10 over that span.

Last Week: 25
Take the season off, Kobe. For the good of everyone.
27
15-24
11-30

Last Week: 26
Yielding a league-worst 109.5 points per game.

Last Week: 29
Going to add two premium lottery talents to their roster next year (injured Nerlens Noel and their first rounder).
28
15-31
12-33

Last Week: 28
Have lost 17 of 20 since Dec. 18.

Last Week: 27
Victor Oladipo’s averages in January: 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists.
29
12-33
15-31

Last Week: 28
League's worst road team at 3-19.

Last Week: 29
The Thunder blew them out by 18…without Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant.
30
8-35
8-35
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Last Week: 30
On pace to win 15 games.
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Last Week: 30
Bucks basketball is not a visually pleasing experience.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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