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NBA Power Rankings Week 12: Milwaukee Bucks remain at the summit as Oklahoma City Thunder break into top 10

  • Here are the latest Power Rankings heading into Week 12 of the 2019-20 NBA season
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Modified 06 Jan 2020, 20:08 IST

#3 Boston Celtics - Record: 25-8

The Boston Celtics have made a winning start to the new year
The Boston Celtics have made a winning start to the new year

The Boston Celtics have won eight of their last 10 games to rise to second in the Eastern Conference standings, and will only get better after finally getting most of their roster back to full health. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown continue to take huge leaps following Kyrie Irving's exit, while Gordon Hayward is shooting the ball extremely well. Kemba Walker should also return this week, and the Celtics will be looking forward to their matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers this week.


#2 Los Angeles Lakers - Record: 29-7

Anthony Davis has excelled at both ends of the court
Anthony Davis has excelled at both ends of the court

The Lakers struggled during the final week of 2019, although Frank Vogel's team has regained form over the past seven days. The Lakers beat the Suns, Pelicans, and Pistons to improve to 29-7 for the season, and they have been especially impressive in the first half. Vogel's side faces tough tests against the Mavericks and Thunder this week, although they remain the dominant force in the West.


#1 Milwaukee Bucks - Record: 32-5

Giannis Antetokounmpo returned for the Bucks after missing two games
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned for the Bucks after missing two games

The Bucks have been excellent for much of the season, and they have made a perfect start to 2020. Wins over the Bulls, Timberwolves, and Spurs increased their league-best record to 32-5, and they face four winnable road games over the next seven days. Giannis Antetokounmpo also looked great following his return, and the Bucks show no signs of slowing down.

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Published 06 Jan 2020, 20:08 IST
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