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#1 lyk13

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 12:01 PM


1 Posted Image L.A. Lakers (1) 5-0 Off: 113.6 (2), Def: 89.7 (1) -- Maybe the two blowouts of the Clippers didn't convince you that the Lakers are the best team of the early season, but a 29-point drubbing of the Rockets on Sunday should have. The Lakers have been dominant while Kobe's numbers have been relatively pedestrian. Great defense allows for that.


2 Posted Image Boston (4) 6-1 Off: 100.3 (27), Def: 93.2 (2) -- In five of their seven games so far, the Celtics have held their opponents to efficiency ratings under 93.0, which is ridiculously stifling. But other than Tuesday's win in Houston, the offense has yet to get going. With home games against Toronto (Monday) and Atlanta (Wednesday), it will be an interesting early week in Boston.

3 Posted Image Atlanta (9) 5-0 Off: 107.2 (12), Def: 95.8 (3) -- Sunday night's win in Oklahoma City was just another display of the Hawks' toughness. Playing without Josh Smith, they struggled offensively and trailed by seven midway through the fourth, but came back to win another road game. This team has grown up.

Source: http://www.nba.com/powerrankings/

Power Rankings: Celtics sneak past Lakers for No. 1 spot


Posted Image 1 (2) Celtics 6-1 Seriously. Go back and look closely at what the champs did in Houston and then in Detroit, then tell me how this committee (of one) could ignore the quality of those wins, even when the Lakers are blasting everybody.

Posted Image 2 (1) Lakers 5-0 Two more dominating displays, including a 29-point beatdown of the Ron Artest-fueled Rockets, have hiked the Lakers' average margin of victory to a whopping 22.4 points per game. Next in line: Atlanta at a mere 10.2 ppg.

Posted Image 5 (12) Hawks 5-0 The loss of Josh Smith for two to four weeks has to dampen the mood somewhat, but we insist on letting these -- get this -- defense-first Hawks enjoy their moment, now 2-for-2 as the U.S. Army Team of the Week.

Source: http://sports.espn.g...g...2009&week=2

ESPN's * up.

Edited by lyk13, November 10, 2008 - 12:03 PM.





#2 BadScooter

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 12:08 PM

Ya'll know the best power rankings on the 'net belong to Fiya Starter, right?

http://fiyastarter.c...barank08-2.html

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 12:14 PM

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#4 lyk13

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 12:17 PM

Lakers seize top spot; Hawks climb to No. 3


1Posted ImageLast Week: 2 Los Angeles Lakers (5-0)They crushed the Rockets on Sunday for their best start since 2003-04. They also improved their average margin of victory to a whopping 22.4 points. But big tests await this week at New Orleans (Wednesday) and back home against Iverson and the new-look Pistons (Friday).

2Posted ImageLast Week: 6 Boston Celtics (6-1)They showed they still have that championship swagger in triumphs over Houston and Detroit. They could deal another blow to the Pistons -- and send grumbles through the rest of the NBA -- if Antonio McDyess winds up signing with Boston after completing his buyout with the Nuggets.

3Posted ImageLast Week: 8 Atlanta Hawks (5-0)Break up the Birds! Even without Josh Smith (ankle, out 2-4 weeks), they won at Oklahoma City on Sunday to record their best start since 1997-98. Joe Johnson has led the way, but the real story has been a stifling team D that has given up 85, 88, 79, 92 and 85 points.

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#5 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 03:25 PM

I don't see how they can be ahead of us even though we're undefeated and they lost to the Pacers. But then again, it's just rankings and we're #1 in defense and #2 in offense.

Edited by Chimerical Ode, November 10, 2008 - 03:25 PM.

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#6 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 04:03 PM

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Seriously, just wow.

^ Great point above with the Pacers loss especially, that is just ridiculous.

#7 kobynum

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 05:17 PM

i guess hey have had the perceived harder schedule, if we are still undefeated after this week, then every ranking should have the LAKERS at the top
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

#8 daco_inc

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 05:26 PM

Well it's early in the season and our schedule has been cake with the exception of the Rockets. Wins on the road against two contenders is a arguably better than what we have accomplished. It's just his opinion. As we get more games under our belt, it 'll be pretty clear who should be number 1. Just give it time. No need to complain about it now. Power rankings in general are insignificant, and the earlier in the season they are, the more insignificant they are.

#9 kobynum

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 05:41 PM

^ well said daco, thats why i respect your input

Edited by Kobynum Gasodom 2, November 10, 2008 - 05:41 PM.

Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 05:48 PM

Hawks should be 2 and the Lakers 1 simple as that, I don't care for anything more

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 05:55 PM

hawks should be 3, celtics at 2
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 06:50 PM

hawks should be 3, celtics at 2

The only reason why the Celtics are at 2 because they won the championship, but that was last year not this year and this year so far the Hawks are playing better

#13 kobynum

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 07:25 PM

boston had more quality wins, IMO
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 07:37 PM

it shouldnt matter, were #1 in defense and #1 in offense, were undefeated, and were blowing teams out by an average of 22 points, so I CANNOT see how the celtics are ranked higher, especially when their offense is ranked 24th in the league and their so called stifling defense is ranked #4 in the league, and they lost to the FREAKIN PACERS for petes sake ....geez BSPN is crazy sometimes
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#15 lyk13

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Posted November 10, 2008 - 10:56 PM

The only reason why the Celtics are at 2 because they won the championship, but that was last year not this year and this year so far the Hawks are playing better


If the hawks defeat celts this coming week, your comment will be proven.







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