NBA Power Rankings: The Regular Season Finale

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team. 156. Cleveland had a great shot at the number one seed, but went 1-3 this week. They sit a game back of the Celtics, and plan to rest their stars for their Wednesday regular season finale against the Raptors. Cleveland started the week with a dominant win over the Celtics, then lost to the Hawks (twice), and the Heat in overtime. It is assumed LeBron will destroy the NBA in the playoffs once more. They’ve made it interesting.. (51-30). Previous: 4th. Cleveland Cavaliers. 5

18. Boston was gifted a difficult week for the Cavaliers to put themselves in position to earn home court advantage through the Conference Finals. They didn’t have an impressive week themselves, going 2-2. Boston should dink and dunk their way through the first round of the playoffs, from there on, it’ll be interesting to see just how good this team is.. (52-29). Previous: 5th. Boston Celtics. 4. team

Houston Rockets. 3. team. 169. The Rockets went 2-2 this week, with losses coming to the Pistons and Clippers (by 29), and wins to the Nuggets and Kings. MVP candidate James Harden has had an incredible season, with the added plus of his team being in title contention. Houston has the shooting ability to play with anyone, it’ll be the defensive end that puts them over the top. <a rel=. (54-27). Previous: 3rd

2. team. 29. Coach Popovich has given his stars as much rest as feasibly possible this week, resulting in a 1-3 week for the Spurs. They finish the season off with a trip to Salt Lake City, then move on to take on the Grizzlies in the first round. <a rel=. (61-20). Previous: 2nd. San Antonio Spurs

Previous: 1st. Golden State Warriors. 1. team. 41. The Warriors fell to the Jazz to snap their winning streak at 13 games. Kevin Durant returned to the line up, and looks to be ready to contribute. If Kevin Durant doesn’t force anything as he gets comfortable on the floor, the Warriors should be able to walk through their opponents. Once he’s healthy and comfortable, the team will be the favorite for the championship. Groundbreaking insight, I know.. (66-15)

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