NBA Power Rankings: The Final Countdown

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The Bulls had a big week when they needed one, going 3-1 with wins over the Cavaliers, Hawks, and Pelicans. After three wins to start the week the Bulls found themselves back into the seventh spot with a matchup against the Knicks to finish their week. The Bulls struggled against the <a rel=. (38-39). Previous: 18th. Chicago Bulls. 15. team. 24

125. The Hawks had a chance to put a few wins on the board this week. They started with a win over the 76ers, then lost in Chicago and Brooklyn. They’ve been reeling without <a rel=. (39-38). Previous: 12th. Atlanta Hawks. 14. team

Previous: 13th. Milwaukee Bucks. 13. team. 89. The Bucks started the week looking like a dangerous playoff team, with wins over the Celtics and Pistons. <a rel=. (40-38)

34. Portland began their week with a huge win over the Rockets, then beat the Suns. Next, they lost a one point game at the hands of Minnesota, and finished their week with a loss to the Jazz. The Trail Blazers now hold a half game lead over Denver. They’ll take on the Timberwolves, Jazz, Spurs, and Pelicans to finish the season. Never count out <a rel=. (38-40). Previous: 14th. Portland Trail Blazers. 12. team

team. 211. Memphis went 2-2 this week, starting with two wins against the Pacers and Mavericks, then falling to the Lakers and Spurs. Two-and-a-half games behind the Thunder for sixth, Memphis has almost clinched the seventh seed and a match up with the Spurs. They finish the season with Oklahoma City, New York, Detroit, and Dallas.. (42-36). Previous: 11th. Memphis Grizzlies. 11