Mavs up to No. 5 in NBA Power Rankings

The Mavericks have cracked the top five of ESPN.com’s weekly NBA Power Rankings for the second time this season.

After a 3-1 week that included the best home performance of the season – Sunday’s 102-95 victory over Cleveland without the injured Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas has risen from No. 8 to No. 5.

The rankings in their entirety can be found here.

This week’s Mavs comment:

Looking at the Southwest, especially Memphis and the other last-place clubs, Houston's Rick Adelman paid an undeniable tribute to the Mavs: "They’re the best team in our division and they're up there in the conference."