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."