Power Rankings: Warriors or Griz?

Updated: December 1, 2014, 3:15 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
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Golden State and Memphis remain almost impossible to separate at the top of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

Almost.

The 14-2 Warriors, with a league-leading eight more road victories than home defeats, have clung to the top spot in the rankings ahead of the right-there 15-2 Grizzlies, who have the league's best record and sport a healthy plus-7 when it comes to calculating plus/minus using road wins and home losses.

Yet the most notable development on this Rankings Monday is the fact that the top seven slots are occupied by Western Conference teams, with No. 8 Chicago, No. 9 Toronto (down six spots after a DeMar DeRozan injury and an OT loss to the Lakers) and No. 10 Cleveland (up five after a 3-0 week) rounding out the top 10. The Oklahoma City Thunder, meanwhile, made this week's biggest leap, rising from No. 26 to a heady No. 15 thanks to the return of Russell Westbrook -- with Kevin Durant not too far behind.

A more detailed look at this week's order can be found on Stein Line Live. You can also comment below on this week's 1-to-30 ladder, which, as always, was assembled with the usual helpings of helpful dishing from ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau.

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