NBA Power Rankings: Wild Eastern Conference completely up for grabs

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NBA Power Rankings: Wild Eastern Conference completely up for grabs

28. New Orleans Pelicans (5-16)

Last week: 26

Stat: Team is outscored by 11.6 points per 100 possessions with Anthony Davis off the floor

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27. Brooklyn Nets (6-15)

Last week: 27

Stat: Making 4.8 three-pointers per game (30th)

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26. Denver Nuggets (8-14)

Last week: 28

Stat: Allowing 37.7 percent shooting from three-point range (27th)

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25. Sacramento Kings (8-15)

Last week: 25


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21. Phoenix Suns (10-13)

Last week: 21

Stat: Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe scoring 41 percent of Suns points per game

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18. Detroit Pistons (12-11)

Last week: 17

Stat: Sixth in defensive efficiency (19th last season)

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12. Boston Celtics (13-9)

Last week: 13

Stat: Thomas averaging career-high 21 points per game

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9. Toronto Raptors (14-9)

Last week: 9

Stat: DeMar DeRozan averaging career-high 4.3 assists per game

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7. Miami Heat (12-8)

Last week: 7

Stat: Chris Bosh leads team in three-pointers made (28)

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4. Cleveland Cavaliers (14-7)

Last week: 3

Stat: -4.1 net rating over the last two weeks (21st)

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2. San Antonio Spurs (18-5)

Last week: 2

Stat: Currently top five in offensive and defensive efficiencies (Spurs have never accomplished under Popovich)

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Another week down in the NBA, and another week of the Golden State Warriors remaining perfect.

But because of Golden State's impossibly amazing stretch, several intriguing aspects of the early season have flown under the radar: Like 18-4 San Antonio pacing toward one of the best regular seasons in recent memory, and the top eight Eastern Conference teams being separated by just two games in the standings.

The top two NBA teams thus far are clear, but click through the rankings above to see how we ordered all of the Eastern Conference contenders.

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