Power Rankings: Pacers No. 1 again

Updated: December 30, 2013, 8:57 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, Dec. 30

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't lost a game yet since losing Russell Westbrook, but the electric guard's third knee surgery in a span of eight-plus months left the committee (of one) with no choice but to name a new No. 1. The Indiana Pacers take over at the top as the most sensible alternative to leapfrog OKC in the wake of Westbrook's latest injury misfortune, with Miami moving up to No. 3 as LeBron James celebrates his 29th birthday on this Power Rankings Monday. More on how this week's order was calculated can be found at Stein Line Live. You are also invited, as always, to rank the teams yourself here.

Watch: Marc Stein and Toni Collins break down the Week 9 Power Rankings Video


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