Power Rankings: Clippers over Spurs

Updated: March 17, 2014, 4:57 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, March 17

By the narrowest of margins, there is suddenly synergy between ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings and Professor Hollinger's daily automated rankings. The committee (of one) has elevated the Los Angeles Clippers to the top spot for the first time this season in an agonizing choice over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Clippers and Spurs bring winning streaks into this St. Patrick's Day holiday that are nearly identical in terms of both length and the average margin by which they're pounding teams. What ultimately broke the tie: L.A. suddenly sports the league's best record of the calendar year at 27-8 -- which it wrested from Houston, last week's rankings-topper -- and also boasts a 7-4 record against the rest of the West's top five. The Spurs have certainly picked it up in that category, but they're still just 4-9 against the Rockets, Thunder, Blazers and Clips.

Further explanation of this week's order can be found on Stein Line Live. You're also invited to rank the teams yourself here.


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