The NBA season is in full swing and with each passing game, teams are jockeying for position in the power rankings. The latest rankings are in and there have been some big moves since the last update.
Philadelphia 76ers Take the No. 1 Spot
The Philadelphia 76ers have taken over the top spot on the NBA Power Rankings. Led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Sixers have been dominant this season, with a record of 18-7 as of the latest update. They have won five of their last six games and have a strong hold on the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Knicks and Nuggets Stumble
The New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets both fell in the rankings due to recent struggles. The Knicks have lost four in a row and are now 11-15 on the season, dropping to 18th in the latest rankings. The Nuggets have lost three of their last four games and have fallen to seventh in the rankings, despite the presence of superstar center Nikola Jokic.
Kings and Lakers Move Up
On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers have moved up in the rankings with recent hot streaks. The Kings have won four in a row and are now 12-11, moving up to 16th in the rankings. Meanwhile, the Lakers have won three straight games and sit at 19-6, moving up to fourth in the latest rankings. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been leading the way for the Lakers, showing once again that they are one of the top teams in the league.
Other Top Teams
Other top teams in the rankings include the Brooklyn Nets, who are second overall thanks to the return of Kevin Durant and the addition of James Harden. The Utah Jazz are third in the rankings, thanks to a league-best record of 22-5. The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers round out the top five.
Overall, the NBA Power Rankings are always changing, and this latest update shows just how quickly teams can rise or fall in the rankings. The Sixers have taken over the top spot thanks to their strong play, while the Knicks and Nuggets have fallen thanks to recent struggles. Keep an eye on the Kings and Lakers, who could make a push up the rankings if they continue playing at a high level. As always, there are plenty of exciting storylines to follow in the NBA, and these power rankings are a great way to keep up with all of the action.