NBA Power Rankings, Dec. 19 Edition: Rolling Thunder, Plummeting Pacers

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Dec 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets guard Evan Fournier (94) during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

A new No. 1 emerges this week in the HoopsHabit NBA Power Rankings as the Indiana Pacers stumbled a bit during a 1-2 week.

The Pacers, in fact, are among five teams which shared the biggest tumbles of the week, dropping three positions. The others in the rogue’s gallery include the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings.

The Brooklyn Nets, meanwhile, learned a little something about the bar of lowered expectations, as a 2-2 week moved them up four spots.

One face changed among the top 10, with the Dallas Mavericks joining the elite group and the Golden State Warriors dropping out.

When citing team statistics (which come from, any team that is in the top or bottom five of the league for the last seven days will be noted. Player stats are also just for the last week.

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