It’s only been a week since the National Basketball Association served up its first game and now we’re checking out the NBA power rankings and NBA scores of Week 2! Although some sports fans think it’s too early to gauge how good teams are at this point, others believe it’s important to see how each NBA team is faring right now. It came as a total shock to fans to see a new No. 1 team so soon, so without any further ado, here are the NBA standings for Week 2!
The full schedule for all of the upcoming NBA games is available on ESPN.com. On November 4, the games begin at 7:00 p.m. EST and you can watch it on NBA TV, TSN, and Fox Sports networks.
NBA Power Rankings
- Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are the only undefeated member of last edition’s top three. According to Bleacher Report, they managed to get the spot that was deserved to them in the first place as defending champs. With the best point guard on the team when needed, LeBron James, the Cavs are steady, unbeaten and seemingly without weakness.
- San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are playing much like they used to last year, with their previous 67 wins and highest net rating in the league—even higher than the Warriors. That’s a good start for the Spurs and if they keep it up, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with!
- Golden State Warriors
Here’s the dilemma with the Golden State Warriors: They’ve shown vulnerability this year, but according to Bleacher Report, they’ll still end up being the best team in the league. The Warriors focus on the simple fact that they have insurmountable talent, which makes them pretty much invincible. Their disadvantage comes from Zaza Pachulia’s inability to challenge shots, the slight athletic decline of Andre Iguodala, and the lack of a clear backup center behind Pachulia.
- Toronto Raptors
DeMar DeRozan docked at least 30 points in all four games he’s played. Teamed up with Lowry and practically everyone else on the roster, the Raptors are as tough as ever. They have a 3-1 score with one loss coming in a close 94-91 contest against the Cavaliers. Normal Powell told The Star about their 113-103 win Thursday saying, “Anything can happen. That’s one thing I’ve learned in my whole career playing basketball. You never know when your opportunity is going to hit. You’ve always just got to put in extra work, extra time, stay ready and stay locked in.”
- Los Angeles Clippers
According to Bleacher Report, the Clippers have two solid wins against the Jazz and the Blazers, but their first and second units don’t seem united. The starters constantly rank among the best in the league thanks to Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan in providing a solid offense and respectable defense. Fans were also shocked when all-bench unit members Raymond Felton, Jamal Crawford, Wesley Johnson, Austin Rivers and Marreese Speights provided an excellent defense and achieved a net rating of plus-26.9 in 33 minutes.