NBA Power Rankings: The Final Countdown

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As the NBA’s regular season winds down, the latest edition of our power rankings approach their final shape.

The NBA is just about ready to hit its most enjoyable time of the year. The playoffs are just 10 days away and there’s plenty still to be decided.

Boston and Cleveland are in a dead heat for the number one spot in the East. Meanwhile, Milwaukee and Atlanta are both struggling as they try to decide who gets the fifth seed.

The Jazz and Clippers are also in a battle to decide who gets the fourth seed and home court advantage in their first round playoff matchup out West.

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And if your team isn’t heading to a seven games series, the draft lottery is just around the corner. No matter where your team stands, your hopes have to be somewhat raised at this time of year.

The Lakers and Suns are positioning themselves for their best chance at landing a top-three pick in the lottery. Sacramento is looking to end up with two top-10 picks, but need the Pelicans to fall off a little down the stretch.

Only 10 short days remain before you avoid plans nightly to enjoy playoff basketball. While you start to prepare your excuses, let’s take a look at where everyone fits in our latest NBA Power Rankings.