John Schuhmann and Marc Stein aren't that impressed with the Nets' new found success. After all, they note, their two wins came against one of the five teams with a worse record.
"If only the Nets could play all their games in London," writes Schuhmann, who kept them at #25. "...or against the Raptors' defense. They played four overtimes on two different continents last week and would have their first three-game winning streak in more than two years if Kris Humphries' tip-in against Phoenix came a fraction of a second earlier."
Stein is a little kinder, moving them from #24 to #23.He writes, "Two overseas wins over the Raps aren't going to net much global recognition, but Prokhorov and Co. did see the Brook Lopez of their dreams in London: 32 points, 14 boards and eight blocks in Saturday's triple-OT win."
Meanwhile, the two stats guys, John Hollinger and Jeff Sagarin, don't have much different views, with Hollinger dropping them to #27 and Sagarin keeping them at #25.
- Lakers make their move at the 3/4 pole - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: Defending champions are rolling - Marc Stein - ESPN
- 2009-2010 John Hollinger Power Rankings - Week 19 - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- The Jeff Sagarin's NBA ratings - Week 19 - Jeff Sagarin - USA Today
- NBA Power Rankings: Heat Sink Fast, Lakers Rising - Tom Ziller - SB Nation
Lakers No. 1, Spurs No. 2, Mavericks No. 3 in NBA Power Rankings - Britt Robson - Sports Illustrated