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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. GOLDEN STATE: Offense is a buzz-saw and so is defense. Warriors holding opponents to league-best 40.9% shooting. (1)   2. SAN ANTONIO: Walking wounded: Parker and Leonard are nursing injuries and Duncan sits a game to rest. (2)   3. MEMPHIS: Cooking at home: Grizzlies have the best home record in the league at 11-1. (10)   4. CLIPPERS: In their nine-game win streak, Clippers played only two teams with winning records. (3)   5. HOUSTON: James Harden wants the ball. He leads NBA in scoring, free-throws and turnovers. (6)   6. CLEVELAND: LeBron is carrying the Cavaliers,...