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Suns new No. 1 in NBA power rankings


We have a new team on top of our NBA power rankings this week. Brooklyn’s continued inconsistency coupled with the loss of James Harden to injury has pushed the Phoenix Suns to the top of the list. Phoenix continues to treat the regular season with utmost urgency, and the Suns have dropped just three games since the All-Star break. No one is playing better basketball than the Suns.


Having said that, there were plenty of great performances over the last week in the NBA. The Utah Jazz moved up a spot after a strong week, and the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets pushed forward after undefeated weeks.


We also have a contender besides Houston for worst team in the league.


1. Phoenix Suns (3)

Week recap: 3-0 SU/2-1 ATS


The wins continue to come, so the Suns find their way to the top of my power rankings. Phoenix led the league in offensive efficiency last week, averaging 1.3 points per possession against Chicago, Oklahoma City and Houston. The opponents have not been great, but we’ll get some questions answered this week. The Suns will face the Jazz and Clippers in games that weigh heavily in the Western Conference race.

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