Power Rankings: Late-season shuffle

Updated: April 7, 2010, 8:33 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
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Most of the significant shuffling in this season's penultimate edition of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings can be found in the 4-to-15 range.

With the Cavaliers, Magic and Lakers still occupying the top three spots, this week's most notable movers are Phoenix (No. 5 to No. 4), San Antonio (No. 9 to No. 6) and Oklahoma City (No. 11 to No. 7) … with the Spurs reaching their highest position since the first week of the regular season.

Dallas and Denver, meanwhile, have fallen to No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, with Milwaukee dropping to No. 15 after the sickening elbow injury suffered Saturday night by center Andrew Bogut.

In the bottom half of the rankings, Indiana has unexpectedly jumped from No. 21 to No. 18 even though the Pacers have long since fallen out of playoff contention. And New Jersey has managed to rise out of the bottom two for the first time since Week 7, inching to No. 28 and dropping Detroit (thanks to a 2-18 funk) down to No. 29.

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

Tune in Tuesdays to "NBA Fastbreak" on ESPN to see the week's U.S. Army Power Rankings.

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