The Times' NBA rankings

The Times' NBA rankings
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter during the third overtime period on Friday. (Darren Abate / Associated Press)

Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:

1. MEMPHIS: Ended Golden State's 16-game win streak; then won back-to-back game at San Antonio in triple OT. (3)

2. GOLDEN STATE: Bounced back from having 16-game win streak stopped with impressive win over Oklahoma City. (1)

3. PORTLAND: Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points against the Spurs, helping Blazers win fourth in a row. (7)

4. TORONTO: Raptors have five players averaging in double figures, led by Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan at 19.4. (9)

5. WASHINGTON: Did anyone else have Raptors and Wizards as top two teams in East? (8)

6. HOUSTON: Limiting opponents to 93.0 points a game at home. (5)

7. ATLANTA: Hawks have won 11 of 12 games, including a 29-point beat-down of Cleveland. (10)

8. CHICAGO: Improved to 13-2 when holding opponents under 100 points. (12)

9. DALLAS: How much will trade for point guard Rajon Rondo help Mavericks in uber-competitive West? (11)

10. CLIPPERS: Have lost three consecutive road games. Coming up? Games at San Antonio and Atlanta. (4)

11. SAN ANTONIO: Lost back-to-back games in triple overtime by a combined three points. (2)

12. CLEVELAND: Mike Miller got his first start of season against Brooklyn, scoring 21 points on seven 3-pointers. (6)

13. OKLAHOMA CITY: Kevin Durant's sprained right ankle has Thunder fans concerned. (13)
14. NEW ORLEANS: Hanging tough with Anthony Davis in bid for playoff spot in Western Conference. (17)
15. PHOENIX: Suns have lost six of last seven games. (14)
16. MILWAUKEE: Losing rookie forward Jabari Parker to season-ending left knee injury will hurt. (16)

17. MIAMI: Heat has used 12 different starting lineups in 27 games. (15)

18. BOSTON: Won first game after trading Rajon Rondo to Dallas, beating Minnesota. (22)

19. DENVER: The up-and-down Nuggets ended a three-game losing streak by beating Clippers. (18)

20. SACRAMENTO: DeMarcus Cousins returned after missing nine games with viral meningitis; Coach Mike Malone fired. (20)

21. BROOKLYN: In his two seasons with Nets, Kevin Garnett has averaged more rebounds than points. (19)
22. ORLANDO: The Magic is 0-8 when allowing opponents to shoot at least 50%. (21)
23. UTAH: Won back-to-back games for the first time all season, and it was on the road. (25)
24. INDIANA: Pacers have lost nine of 10 games, but at least injured Paul George still travels with team. (23)
26. CHARLOTTE: Ended four-game losing streak. It still counts, even though it was against 76ers. (26)
25. LAKERS: In case you missed it: Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's No. 3 all-time scorer. (24)
27. MINNESOTA: Has lost 10 of 11 games. Shabazz Muhammad had 28, 21 and 26 points in last three defeats. (27)
28. NEW YORK: Carmelo Anthony has missed games with nagging sore left knee; Knicks have lost 13 of 14. (28)
29. DETROIT: Revolting at the Palace: Pistons extended franchise mark for consecutive losses at home to 12. (29)
30. PHILADELPHIA: Blew 18-point lead in final seven minutes to Memphis in regulation, lost in OT. (30)