BTBP NBA Power Rankings: December Edition

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Nov 30, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) reacts with forward Kent Bazemore (24) after scoring a basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder late in the game during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Thunder 106-100. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

11. Atlanta Hawks

This time last year was exactly when the Atlanta Hawks started to kick on and go on their franchise record 19 game win streak. Atlanta’s start to the season has been solid if unspectacular, but they’re not really missing a beat in spite of new faces on the roster and a variety of injury problems.

They now at least look like a team who knows what it’s all about, and it’s with that idea that they hope to time their streak for much later in the season this year. Paul Millsap is playing like a guy worth every cent of his contract, Al Horford and Jeff Teague are rolling, and Kent Bazemore is filling DeMarre Carroll’s spot better than anybody could have anticipated. They’ll keep getting better.

Next: 10. Miami Heat