Power Rankings: Spurs still No. 1

Updated: February 11, 2013, 1:27 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, Feb. 11

There isn't a whole lot of change where it matters most in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings. San Antonio, Miami and Oklahoma City -- in whatever order -- are the league's consensus top three teams.

The real twist in the conversation, for those of you who dare to take your eyes off the forthcoming Feb. 21 trade deadline, is the way LeBron James has somehow managed to take his game up a notch or three since the calendar flipped to February. And how San Antonio's Tony Parker and Houston's James Harden are doing the same in their own right.

Parker's brilliance, amid the ongoing injury interruptions faced by Tim Duncan (knee) and Manu Ginobili (hamstring), has kept the Spurs atop the rankings for the third successive Monday. LeBron, meanwhile, has nudged the defending champs from Miami ahead of the equally excellent Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder with his hard-to-fathom numbers this month. As for Harden: Durant's bearded buddy, with his own gaudy numbers lately, has willed the Rockets into the top 10 for just the second time all season.

The rankings, as always, were compiled with peerless assisting from ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau. Click here to rank the teams yourself.

Also, check out John Hollinger's daily Power Rankings.


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