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NBA Power Rankings: Celtics and Timberwolves Battle for Top Spot, Heat and Clippers Rise

Check out Jeff Pratt’s latest NBA power rankings as of Friday, December 29.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Another Friday, another edition of Jeff Pratt’s power rankings for all 30 teams in the association.

See his full list below!

NBA POWER RANKINGS (December 29, 2023)

1) Boston Celtics

  • Record: 24-6
  • Previous Ranking: 1

2) Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Record: 23-7
  • Previous Ranking: 2

3) Denver Nuggets

  • Record: 23-10
  • Previous Ranking: 3

4) Milwaukee Bucks

  • Record: 23-8
  • Previous Ranking: 4

5) Philadelphia 76ers

  • Record: 21-9
  • Previous Ranking: 5

6) Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Record: 20-9
  • Previous Ranking: 7

7) Los Angeles Clippers

  • Record: 18-12
  • Previous Ranking: 10

8) Miami Heat

  • Record: 19-12
  • Previous Ranking: 15

9) Sacramento Kings

  • Record: 17-12
  • Previous Ranking: 12

10) Orlando Magic

  • Record: 18-12
  • Previous Ranking: 6

11) Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Record: 18-13
  • Previous Ranking: 19

12) Dallas Mavericks

  • Record: 18-14
  • Previous Ranking: 11

13) New Orleans Pelicans

  • Record: 18-14
  • Previous Ranking: 16

14) New York Knicks

  • Record: 17-13
  • Previous Ranking: 14

15) Los Angeles Lakers

  • Record: 17-15
  • Previous Ranking: 8

16) Indiana Pacers

  • Record: 16-14
  • Previous Ranking: 9

17) Houston Rockets

  • Record: 15-14
  • Previous Ranking: 17

18) Golden State Warriors

  • Record: 15-16
  • Previous Ranking: 20

19) Phoenix Suns

  • Record: 15-15
  • Previous Ranking: 13

20) Brooklyn Nets

  • Record: 15-16
  • Previous Ranking: 18

21) Chicago Bulls

  • Record: 14-19
  • Previous Ranking: 23

22) Utah Jazz

  • Record: 13-19
  • Previous Ranking: 24

23) Memphis Grizzlies

  • Record: 10-20
  • Previous Ranking: 26

24) Toronto Raptors

  • Record: 12-18
  • Previous Ranking: 21

25) Atlanta Hawks

  • Record: 12-18
  • Previous Ranking: 22

26) Portland Trail Blazers

  • Record: 8-22
  • Previous Ranking: 27

27) Charlotte Hornets

  • Record: 7-22
  • Previous Ranking: 25

28) San Antonio Spurs

  • Record: 5-25
  • Previous Ranking: 29

29) Washington Wizards

  • Record: 5-25
  • Previous Ranking: 28

30) Detroit Pistons

  • Record: 2-29
  • Previous Ranking: 30

Biggest Riser: Cavaliers (+8)

Biggest Faller: Lakers and Pacers (-7)


Stay tuned for another installment of Jeff’s power rankings next week!