Mavericks rise in Week 1 Power Rankings
The Mavericks moved up a spot in the latest edition of ESPN.com's NBA Power Rannkings, rising from No. 7 to No. 6 with help from a two-spot drop suffered by the Denver Nuggets. Dallas' playoff conqueror fell from No. 6 to No. 8 as the Nuggets prepare to play the first seven games of the season without suspended swingman J.R. Smith.
The Mavs' promotion, though, hit cyberspace before coach Rick Carlisle acknowledged Monday that it "could be weeks" before swingman Josh Howard returns to the ...
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