NBA Power Rankings – February 3, 2014

1. Indiana Pacers (36-10)
1. Indiana Pacers (36-10)
Andrew Bynum gives the Pacers an embarrassment of front-court riches. They are now officially the clear-cut favorite to win the East. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (38-11)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (38-11)
Kevin Durant’s 33-point game at Miami, which helped the Thunder overcome an early 18-point deficit, likely won him the MVP. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
3. Miami Heat (33-13)
3. Miami Heat (33-13)
How do you lead by 18 points yet lose by 17, especially when you’re at home? (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (34-13)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (34-13)
Portland has been a little shaky lately; the Trail Blazers have lost four of seven, with all four losses coming to Western Conference playoff teams (Houston, Oklahoma City, Golden State and Memphis). (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
5. San Antonio Spurs (34-13)
5. San Antonio Spurs (34-13)
The Spurs continue to struggle against elite competition, having lost five of eight. Four of those losses were against Portland, Oklahoma City, Miami and Houston. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
6. Golden State Warriors (29-19)
6. Golden State Warriors (29-19)
Stephen Curry scored 44 points against Utah on Friday, and the Warriors needed every one of them, winning 95-90. Thus, Curry scored 46.3 percent of Golden State’s points. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
7. Los Angeles Clippers (34-16)
7. Los Angeles Clippers (34-16)
The Clippers are 4-11 when they score under 100 points. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
8. Houston Rockets (32-17)
8. Houston Rockets (32-17)
Jeremy Lin recorded his first triple-double, and James Harden and Dwight Howard combined for 54 points in a 106-92 win over the Cavs on Saturday. Houston has won three straight. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
9. Phoenix Suns (29-18)
9. Phoenix Suns (29-18)
Phoenix has won five straight and eight of 10 to climb to sixth in the Western Conference. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (26-20)
10. Memphis Grizzlies (26-20)
Mike Conley’s sprained ankle, which will sideline him for a week, couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Grizzlies have won six straight and are playing their best basketball of the season. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
11. Atlanta Hawks (25-21)
11. Atlanta Hawks (25-21)
The Hawks beat Indiana on Jan. 8 (by 10, in fact). Let’s see if they can do it again Tuesday. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
12. Dallas Mavericks (27-21)
12. Dallas Mavericks (27-21)
A bumpy stretch – five losses in nine games – has Dallas on the outside looking in of the playoff picture. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
13. Toronto Raptors (25-22)
13. Toronto Raptors (25-22)
DeMar DeRozan had a heck of a performance in Portland on Saturday; he scored 36 points – including 30 in the second half – recorded 12 assists and had a hand in 22 of Toronto’s 26 second-half baskets. The Raptors, however, lost 106-13. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
14. Denver Nuggets (22-23)
14. Denver Nuggets (22-23)
Denver, which has lost six of 10, has been mediocre at home (12-11) and mediocre on the road (10-12). (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
15. Chicago Bulls (23-23)
15. Chicago Bulls (23-23)
Chicago won by 10 at San Antonio on Wednesday, only to lose by nine at New Orleans on Saturday. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24)
The Timberwolves are under .500 despite ranking in the top five in the NBA in scoring, rebounds and assists. That’s hard to do. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
17. Washington Wizards (23-23)
17. Washington Wizards (23-23)
The Wizards are .500 at home (11-11) and .500 on the road (12-12). Not surprisingly, they are the only team in the league to claim that distinction. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
18. Brooklyn Nets (20-25)
18. Brooklyn Nets (20-25)
Brooklyn followed five straight wins with three straight losses – two by a point, including one at Indiana. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (20-26)
19. New Orleans Pelicans (20-26)
Anthony Davis was the biggest All-Star snub – and it’s not even close. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
20. Charlotte Bobcats (21-28)
20. Charlotte Bobcats (21-28)
Seven games under .500, this is a playoff team. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
21. New York Knicks (19-28)
21. New York Knicks (19-28)
Carmelo Anthony has averaged 28.5 points in the four games since his 62-point outburst, during which the Knicks have gone 3-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
22. Detroit Pistons (19-27)
22. Detroit Pistons (19-27)
Andre Drummond was big time (22 points, 14 rebounds) in a 113-96 win over Philadelphia on Saturday. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
23. Utah Jazz (16-31)
23. Utah Jazz (16-31)
Congratulations to Jerry Sloan, whose banner was well-deserved. His 1,223 victories are the third-most in NBA history. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31)
So many top-five draft picks, and so many losses. The Cavs are in trouble – and not just this year, either. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
25. Los Angeles Lakers (16-31)
25. Los Angeles Lakers (16-31)
The Lakers are 2-12 in their last 14 games, and Pau Gasol will miss at least three games with a strained groin. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
26. Boston Celtics (16-33)
26. Boston Celtics (16-33)
Boston snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Orlando on Sunday, as Jared Sullinger (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Rajon Rondo (19 points, 10 assists) both had double-doubles. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
27. Sacramento Kings (15-32)
27. Sacramento Kings (15-32)
Sacramento has lost nine of 10. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
28. Philadelphia 76ers (15-33)
28. Philadelphia 76ers (15-33)
Philadelphia is 3-12 over its last 15 games. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
29. Orlando Magic (13-36)
29. Orlando Magic (13-36)
Orlando hasn’t beaten a winning team since Dec. 29 (Atlanta). (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
30. Milwaukee Bucks (8-39)
30. Milwaukee Bucks (8-39)
Milwaukee is 1-15 since New Year’s. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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