Mario Chalmers

The Times' NBA rankings

The Times' NBA rankings

Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. ATLANTA: Best record in NBA. Big-time wins over Houston, Cleveland are part of a six-game win streak. (4) 2. GOLDEN STATE: League-best 25-2 record at home by outscoring opponents by 15.6 points a game. (1) 3. PORTLAND: Lost starting guard Wesley Matthews (Achilles’ tendon) for rest of season. Still had six-game win streak. (6) 4. MEMPHIS: Grizzlies appear to be going through the motions, going 3-3 in last six games, struggling against Lakers. (2) 5. CLEVELAND: LeBron James said “I suck” after season-high 9 turnovers. He’s averaging career-high 4.2 turnovers a game. (3)...