Knicks leapfrog Nets in unstable NBA rankings

We are all the way down to the ultimate two weeks of the NBA season, and completely nothing has been determined. No seed is ultimate, no play-in groups are ultimate and a number of win totals stay to be determined. The groups on the high of the conferences have actually began to peak. Phoenix and Philadelphia turned in undefeated weeks as they try to lock in the highest seeds in their conferences.

Teams are additionally beginning to get wholesome. Trae Young returned from harm and Charlotte noticed Malik Monk and LaMelo Ball play basketball final week. Absolutely nothing is ready in stone, and the following eight video games will likely be must-watch tv.

1. Phoenix Suns (1)

Week recap: 3-0 SU/2-1 ATS

It was an unimaginable week for the Suns. Not solely did they defeat each opponent, however two of these opponents had been in the operating to take the primary seed in the Western Conference. The Suns had been only a half-game behind the Jazz with eight video games left and a 3-0 SU and ATS report towards them.

2. Philadelphia 76ers (3)

Week recap: 4-0 SU/3-1 ATS

Philadelphia led the league in web score (+20.2) and defensive effectivity (100.3) final week. The 76ers slaughtered a short-handed Hawks group twice and beat the Spurs and the Bulls. Not the strongest competitors, however the means to destroy lesser opponents is a optimistic. They now management the highest seed in the Eastern Conference with seven video games left.

3. Denver Nuggets (4)

Week recap: 3-1 SU/2-2 ATS

Denver took a fairly robust loss Monday night time towards the Lakers, however this group was 9-3 SU since shedding Jamal Murray. The Nuggets are solely 5-7 ATS over that stretch, and issues might be getting barely worse. PJ Dozier went down with a hip harm, and Monte Morris and Will Barton are nonetheless ailing. Who is left to swimsuit up?

4. Los Angeles Clippers (2)

Week recap: 0-2 SU/0-2 ATS

It was a winless week for Los Angeles, however there may be some nuance to it. First, the Clippers dropped a sport to the top-seeded Suns with out Kawhi Leonard. Then Leonard returned a few days later, however the Clippers misplaced to Denver at dwelling regardless of averaging 1.195 factors per possession. Patrick Beverley returned Tuesday, so this group is slowly coming collectively.

5. Milwaukee Bucks (6)

Week recap: 3-1 SU/3-1 ATS

Milwaukee scored an enormous win over the Nets on Sunday, however the loss to Houston was inexcusable. Giannis Antetokounmpo was injured 45 seconds into that sport, however to permit that group to drop 1.315 factors per possession and shoot 54.3 % from deep reveals the issues the Bucks have with out Antetokounmpo on the ground.

6. New York Knicks (7)

Week recap: 3-0 SU/3-0 ATS

When is the betting market going to catch as much as how good this group is? The market moved towards the Knicks on Monday, however they dealt with Memphis for his or her twelfth win in 13 video games. The Knicks had been 14-1 ATS in their final 15 video games and led the league in web score in that span.

7. Brooklyn Nets (5)

Week recap: 2-2 SU/2-2 ATS

The Nets ended the week with consecutive losses to Portland and Milwaukee, however Kevin Durant was on the ground for only one of them. Their inconsistent protection confirmed up once more final week, giving up 114.1 factors per 100 possessions. It’s only a ready sport as James Harden continues to be on the mend.

The Knicks are making a run at the Nets.
The Knicks are making a run on the Nets.
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8. Utah Jazz (8)

9. Atlanta Hawks (10)

10. Miami Heat (11)

11. Dallas Mavericks (14)

12. Washington Wizards (16)

13. Boston Celtics (9)

14. Portland Trail Blazers (18)

15. Memphis Grizzlies (12)

16. Los Angeles Lakers (13)

17. Golden State Warriors (15)

18. Toronto Raptors (17)

19. New Orleans Pelicans (19)

20. Charlotte Hornets (20)

21. Indiana Pacers (21)

22. San Antonio Spurs (22)

23. Minnesota Timberwolves (25)

24. Sacramento Kings (24)

25. Chicago Bulls (23)

26. Detroit Pistons (26)

27. Cleveland Cavaliers (27)

28. Orlando Magic (29)

29. Houston Rockets (28)

30. Oklahoma City Thunder (30)

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