NBA Power Rankings: Playoff Races Heat Up In Week 24

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On Week 24 of NBA Power Rankings, the playoff races tighten up with teams jostling for home-court advantage and playoff positioning in both conferences.


Nov 30, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) reacts as Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) looks on in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Celtics won 105-95. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to’s Week 24 NBA Power Rankings! We’ll be counting down from 30 to 1, as we break down the last week in the NBA and where each team stands as we move forward.

At this point, the top of the playoff seedings are all but set in stone in each conference. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers lead the way out West, while the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors are deadlocked at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the East.

But from third through sixth in the East, seventh through ninth in the East, and fifth through ninth in the West, it’s a virtual crapshoot. With less than two weeks left in the season, the playoff race is tightening up and every single game matters. The question is, where does your favorite playoff-hopeful team sit in the conversation?

We will be updating every Tuesday, so scroll through all of the rankings to find out where your favorite team winds up in Week 24 as we take a look at the last week of action.

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