NBA Rankings

1. Los Angeles Lakers 1 (Last week) Block or charge? Kobe gets call.

2. Boston Celtics 2 ‘Big Baby’ could return soon.

3. Dallas Mavericks 4 Dirk trumps Durant in OKC.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers 5 Varejao leads bench brigade.

5. Atlanta Hawks 6 Depth definitely a strong suit.

6. Denver Nuggets 7 Billups out with groin injury.

7. Orlando Magic 3 Getting rocked in Miami.

8. Utah Jazz 8 Matthews a major surprise.

9. Portland Trail Blazers 11 Bayless makes most of chance.

10. Phoenix Suns 9 Road skid hits six in Portland.

11. Miami Heat 12 Chalmers benched for tardiness.

12. Houston Rockets 10 Adelman rips ‘ridiculous’ schedule.

13. San Antonio Spurs 14 RJ trying to find a good fit.

14. New Orleans Hornets 15 West too much for Pistons.

15. Oklahoma City Thunder 13 Durant improving his defense.

16. Los Angeles Clippers 20 Davis shows he can still dish.

17. Sacramento Kings 21 Evans steals one from Wizards.

18. Milwaukee Bucks 18 Lead vanishes vs. Lakers in OT.

19. Detroit Pistons 16 Stuckey takes leading role.

20. Memphis Grizzlies 19 Young offers boost off bench.

21. Indiana Pacers 27 Murphy can shoot the three.

22. Charlotte Bobcats 17 Finding no answers on road.

23. Chicago Bulls 24 Rose starting to regain form.

24. Toronto Raptors 23 Florida swing is no tonic.

25. New York Knicks 25 Putting up 47 threes vs. Bulls.

26. Minnesota T’wolves 28 Flynn shows moxie to top Jazz.

27. Washington Wizards 22 Close defeats keep on coming.

28. Golden State Warriors 26 Radmanovic still struggling.

29. Philadelphia 76ers 29 Speights’ early return helps.

30. New Jersey Nets 30 Harris ejected in loss to Cavs.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT)