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The Times' NBA rankings

The Times' NBA rankings

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

1. ATLANTA: Hawks allow NBA-best 96.1 points a game, average 26.1 assists, second-best. NBA-best 15-game win streak. (1)

2. GOLDEN STATE: Out of Steph’s shadow: Klay Thompson has NBA-record 37-point  quarter. Gotta be an All-Star. (2)

3. MEMPHIS:  Marc and Pau Gasol  are first brothers voted as All-Star starters. Will  Zach Randolph join teammate Marc? (3)

4. CHICAGO: Derrick Rose goes off with rare obscenity-laden outburst. Afterward, Bulls beat San Antonio, win at Dallas. (9)

5. CLEVELAND: Are Cavs back on championship track after the sky was...