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The Times' NBA rankings
The Times' NBA rankings

Broderick Turner ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ATLANTA: Are the Hawks the best team in the NBA? Record-wise at 42-9, yes. Win over Warriors Friday was impressive. (1) 2. MEMPHIS: Put this in the Go Figure department! Grizs lose at Minnesota, get out-rebounded, 43-20. Still, 8-2 over last 10. (2) 3. GOLDEN STATE: Loss to Hawks gave Warriors second-best record (39-9) percentage-wise (81.3%). (3) 4. CLEVELAND: Twelve-game winning streak snapped, missed chance to tie franchise record for consecutive wins. (4) 5. HOUSTON: Improved to 5-1 with Dwight Howard out with knee injury. Now 30-7 when making 10 or...