NBA Power Rankings – March 10, 2014

1. San Antonio Spurs (46-16)
1. San Antonio Spurs (46-16)
San Antonio has won six straight, including a statement win over the Heat. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images
2. Houston Rockets (44-19)
2. Houston Rockets (44-19)
Houston is an NBA-best 23-6 since New Year’s. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Oklahoma City Thunder (46-17)
3. Oklahoma City Thunder (46-17)
Kevin Durant’s triple-double wasn’t enough to beat a team 20 games under .500. That’s a problem. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. Indiana Pacers (46-17)
4. Indiana Pacers (46-17)
Now’s not the time for a four-game losing streak – especially not one by a combined 61 points. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. Miami Heat (43-17)
5. Miami Heat (43-17)
The week started with 61 points from LeBron James; it ended with three straight losses. The Heat missed a golden opportunity to seize control of the East. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Los Angeles Clippers (44-20)
6. Los Angeles Clippers (44-20)
The surging Clippers have won seven straight and 10 of 12. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Golden State Warriors (40-24)
7. Golden State Warriors (40-24)
Golden State, which has won four straight and eight of 10, is looking awfully dangerous. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Portland Trail Blazers (42-21)
8. Portland Trail Blazers (42-21)
Once the top seed in the West, Portland no longer has home-court advantage in the playoffs. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
9. Dallas Mavericks (38-26)
9. Dallas Mavericks (38-26)
Dallas beat Indiana by double digits on Sunday. That’s still impressive, right? Right? (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Chicago Bulls (35-28)
10. Chicago Bulls (35-28)
The Bulls bullied the Heat on Sunday, grinding out an overtime win. Whether they can bring that same intensity for a seven-game series remains to be seen. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Toronto Raptors (35-26)
11. Toronto Raptors (35-26)
Six Raptors scored double figures in a 111-104 win over Minnesota on Sunday. That’s impressive. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (36-26)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (36-26)
Memphis has won four of five, including an impressive road win over Chicago on Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
13. Phoenix Suns (36-26)
13. Phoenix Suns (36-26)
A bit of a slump – 3-5 in their last eight games – has the Suns outside of the playoff picture. For now, anyway. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Washington Wizards (33-29)
14. Washington Wizards (33-29)
Washington’s hot play continues. The Wizards have won eight of nine. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Brooklyn Nets (31-30)
15. Brooklyn Nets (31-30)
A home win over Toronto on Monday would make the Nets a season-high two games over .500. Yes, a season-high. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (31-31)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (31-31)
Kevin Love had another monster game on Sunday – 26 points and 11 rebounds – but it wasn’t enough. What else is new? (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
17. Charlotte Bobcats (29-34)
17. Charlotte Bobcats (29-34)
New franchise rule: Once an opposing player hits 40, double-team. Once he hits 50, triple. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. New Orleans Pelicans (26-37)
18. New Orleans Pelicans (26-37)
Three straight Anthony Davis double-doubles, three straight wins. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
19. Cleveland Cavaliers (24-40)
19. Cleveland Cavaliers (24-40)
LeBron James returned to Cleveland on Saturday – to honor Zydrunas Ilgauskas. That might be as close as the King gets to his former team. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
20. Atlanta Hawks (26-35)
20. Atlanta Hawks (26-35)
Atlanta is 1-13 in its last 14 games. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. Denver Nuggets (27-35)
21. Denver Nuggets (27-35)
Denver is 3-12 in its last 15 games. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
22. Utah Jazz (22-41)
22. Utah Jazz (22-41)
Utah snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday by beating Philadelphia. Put another way, Utah has lost five straight to NBA-caliber competition. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. New York Knicks (24-40)
23. New York Knicks (24-40)
The Knicks want Phil Jackson in the front office. Well, that’s a start. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Los Angeles Lakers (22-42)
24. Los Angeles Lakers (22-42)
Wow, the Thunder? Nice. The Lakers are 1-0 when Jodie Meeks scores 42 points. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Boston Celtics (22-41)
25. Boston Celtics (22-41)
Back-to-back wins with a road game against slumping Indiana upcoming. Good times. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Detroit Pistons (24-39)
26. Detroit Pistons (24-39)
If the Pistons were playing below average basketball – as opposed to abysmal basketball – they’d be in the playoffs. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Orlando Magic (19-45)
27. Orlando Magic (19-45)
In their last four games, the Magic have played Miami, Philadelphia, Houston and San Antonio. Wanna guess which one they won? (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Sacramento Kings (22-41)
28. Sacramento Kings (22-41)
Carl Landry will miss the rest of the season with a torn right meniscus. So it goes. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Milwaukee Bucks (12-50)
29. Milwaukee Bucks (12-50)
It’s hard to fault O.J. Mayo. If I were playing for Milwaukee, I’d probably punch Greg Stiemsma in the throat, too. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Philadelphia 76ers (15-47)
30. Philadelphia 76ers (15-47)
Sixteen straight losses. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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