NBA power rankings at the All-Star break

NBA power rankings at the All-Star break

At the figurative halfway point of the NBA season, the race to the Finals still looks like this: the Warriors and everyone else.

Golden State, even while getting every team’s best shot, still looks unflappable, with just four losses in 52 games. The same teams are chasing them: the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Cleveland Cavaliers, and perhaps even the Los Angeles Clippers. But it’s the Warriors’ world right now.

Injuries have hurt some in the Western Conference playoff race, and the Eastern Conference playoff race has slowed a bit.

While we have no clue what the final standings might look like, we do know that this is a top-heavy race, and everyone is behind the Warriors.

Note: Offensive and defensive ratings measure points scored and points allowed per 100 possessions. League rankings are next to ratings.

1. Golden State Warriors

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Record: 48-4, 1st in West

Offensive rating: 113.1, 1st

Defensive rating: 99.2, 2nd

One thing to know: This team is a serious threat to set an NBA record with 73 wins. With 30 games remaining, they’d have to go 25-5 to get there. With a perfect home record so far, it’s difficult to imagine them losing more than one game at home, giving them four losses to take on the road. It will be fun to watch.

2. San Antonio Spurs

2. San Antonio Spurs

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Record: 45-8, 2nd in West

Offensive rating: 109.3, 3rd

Defensive rating: 95.2, 1st

One thing to know: The Spurs are a legitimate title threat, but it’s of some concern that they got blown out by the Warriors and Cavs, both of which came without Tim Duncan. Though Duncan’s numbers are down, he’s still vital to this team.

3. Oklahoma City Thunder

3. Oklahoma City Thunder

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Record: 40-14, 3rd in West

Offensive rating: 110.2, 2nd

Defensive rating: 101.6, 11th

One thing to know: The Thunder are rolling, but they’re facing the unpleasant proposition of losing Kevin Durant this summer — to the Warriors.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

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Record: 38-14, 1st in East

Offensive rating: 106.9, 4th

Defensive rating: 101.1, 7th

One thing to know: The Cavaliers haven’t quite had the post-coach firing boost that many teams go through. They’re reportedly active on the trade market for some more help.

5. Los Angeles Clippers

5. Los Angeles Clippers

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Record: 35-18, 4th in West

Offensive rating: 106.2, 5th

Defensive rating: 101.1, 8th

One thing to know: The Clippers have held steady since Blake Griffin broke his hand while punching an equipment staffer, forcing him out for at least two months. They’ll reportedly explore trading Griffin, but it’s hard to imagine bringing back a package that would improve them.

6. Toronto Raptors

6. Toronto Raptors

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Record: 35-17, 2nd in East

Offensive rating: 105.8, 6th

Defensive rating: 101.5, 9th

One thing to know: The Raptors have solidified themselves as the second-best team in the East, going 14-4 in 2016 so far. They may be active before the trade deadline.

7. Boston Celtics

7. Boston Celtics

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Record: 32-23, 3rd in East

Offensive rating: 103.5, 9th

Defensive rating: 99.6, 4th

One thing to know: The Celtics have been up and down this season, but they’re currently on a hot streak, winning 10 of their last 12 games.

8. Atlanta Hawks

8. Atlanta Hawks

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Record: 31-24, 4th in East

Offensive rating: 103.1, 15th

Defensive rating: 99.8, 5th

One thing to know: The Hawks reportedly have Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, and Al Horford on the trade market. It appears Atlanta is willing to blow it up this season. If there isn’t a trade, however, this team is as strong as any non-Cleveland or -Toronto team.

9. Miami Heat

9. Miami Heat

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Record: 29-24, 5th in East

Offensive rating: 101.4, 24th

Defensive rating: 100.6, 6th

One thing to know: The Heat remain puzzling. Their roster is stacked, but they aren’t piling up wins like people have expected. Hassan Whiteside, who wassuspended one game for a vicious elbow to Boban Marjanovic, seems like a goner from the team.

10. Indiana Pacers

10. Indiana Pacers

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Record: 28-25, 6th in East

Offensive rating: 102.0, 22nd

Defensive rating: 99.6, 3rd

One thing to know: Paul George hasn’t shot above 41% from the field for a whole month since November, and it’s a big reason the Pacers have fallen off on offense.

11. Chicago Bulls

11. Chicago Bulls

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Record: 27-25, 7th in East

Offensive rating: 100.6, 26th

Defensive rating: 101.6, 10th

One thing to know: The Bulls’ season is rapidly slipping away. Joakim Noah is likely out for the season, Jimmy Butler will be out for three or four weeks, and Nikola Mirotic is still recovering from an appendectomy and this time seems completely discombobulated.

12. Memphis Grizzlies

12. Memphis Grizzlies

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Record: 31-22, 5th in West

Offensive rating: 102.1, 21st

Defensive rating: 102.9, 15th

One thing to know: The Grizzlies were dealt a blow when it was announced that Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken foot. Memphis could squeak into the playoffs, but they’re far from a contender without Gasol in the middle.

13. Utah Jazz

13. Utah Jazz

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Record: 26-26, 8th in West

Offensive rating: 103.3, 12th

Defensive rating: 102.95, 14th

One thing to know: Since Rudy Gobert returned from a knee injury, the Jazz have gone 11-7 and had the third best defense in the NBA. They’re looking like the playoff contender everyone expected at the beginning of the year.

14. Dallas Mavericks

14. Dallas Mavericks

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Record: 29-26, 6th in West

Offensive rating: 103.3, 10th

Defensive rating: 103.3, 17th

One thing to know: Should the Mavs feel encouraged that over the last 13 games Chandler Parsons has averaged 20 points and six rebounds per game on 47% shooting from three, or that they’ve gone 6-7 in those games?

15. Portland Trail Blazers

15. Portland Trail Blazers

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Record: 27-27, 9th in West

Offensive rating: 104.4, 7th

Defensive rating: 104.3, 18th

One thing to know: The Blazers have gone 14-7 in their last 21 games while Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have combined to average 45 points per game.

16. Charlotte Hornets

16. Charlotte Hornets

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Record: 27-26, 8th in East

Offensive rating: 103.2, 14th

Defensive rating: 101.8, 12th

One thing to know: The Hornets have improved lately, but suffered a blow when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tore his labrum again. They were 5-2 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the lineup.

17. Houston Rockets

17. Houston Rockets

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Record: 27-28, 9th in West

Offensive rating: 104.2, 8th

Defensive rating: 106.4, 26th

One thing to know: With the Rockets limping into the All-Star break, reports have surfaced that the team is exploring trading Dwight Howard.

18. Detroit Pistons

18. Detroit Pistons

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Record: 27-27, 9th in East

Offensive rating: 102.3, 18th

Defensive rating: 102.2, 13th

One thing to know: Rookie Stanley Johnson has improved, averaging 12 points and six rebounds per game — albeit on just 39% shooting — in February.

19. Washington Wizards

19. Washington Wizards

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Record: 23-28, 10th in East

Offensive rating: 102.6, 17th

Defensive rating: 105.1, 20th

One thing to know: Despite the Wizards’ disappointing season, John Wall is having a monster year, averaging 20 points, 10 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 43% shooting, and 35% from three.

20. Orlando Magic

20. Orlando Magic

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Record: 23-29, 11th in East

Offensive rating: 101.0, 25th

Defensive rating: 103.1, 16th

One thing to know: The Magic have gone 4-16 in 2016, and their hot start seems like a blip in the radar.

21. New York Knicks

21. New York Knicks

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Record: 23-32, 12th in East

Offensive rating: 102.1, 20th

Defensive rating: 104.7, 20th

One thing to know: The Knicks made the shocking move to fire Derek Fisher, but in losing six games in a row and nine of their last 10, it seems that the team has bigger problems.

22. Denver Nuggets

22. Denver Nuggets

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Record: 22-32, 11th in West

Offensive rating: 102.2, 18th

Defensive rating: 105.5, 22nd

One thing to know: The Nuggets could be buyers at the trade deadline, with a steady, well-coached team that could sneak into the final spot in the playoffs.

23. Sacramento Kings

23. Sacramento Kings

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Record: 22-31, 10th in West

Offensive rating: 103.2, 13th

Defensive rating: 106.2, 25th

One thing to know: The Kings are once again in crisis mode as they had reportedly decided on firing George Karl beforechanging their minds and keeping him on board one day later.

24. New Orleans Pelicans

24. New Orleans Pelicans

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Record: 20-33, 12th in West

Offensive rating: 103.3, 10th

Defensive rating: 106.6, 27th

One thing to know: The Pelicans seem better off tanking at this point, as they’re looking to move Ryan Anderson, and Tyreke Evans is out for the rest of the season to get knee surgery.

25. Milwaukee Bucks

25. Milwaukee Bucks

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Record: 22-32, 13th in East

Offensive rating: 101.6, 23rd

Defensive rating: 106.0, 23rd

One thing to know: Khris Middleton, who the Bucks re-signed for $70 million in the offseason, has found his rhythm, averaging 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists on 40% shooting from three.

26. Minnesota Timberwolves

26. Minnesota Timberwolves

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Record: 17-37, 13th in West

Offensive rating: 103.0, 16th

Defensive rating: 106.1, 24th

One thing to know: Despite another lottery-bound season, the Wolves are onto something. Their starting five of Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Tayshaun Prince, Kevin Garnett, and Karl-Anthony Towns is outscoring opponents by 10 points per 100 possessions.

27. Brooklyn Nets

27. Brooklyn Nets

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Record: 14-40, 14th in East

Offensive rating: 99.3, 28th

Defensive rating: 106.7, 28th

One thing to know: The Nets are reportedly close to hiring a GM several weeks since firing their previous one. A good idea with the trade deadline around the corner!

28. Phoenix Suns

28. Phoenix Suns

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Record: 14-40, 14th in West

Offensive rating: 99.7, 27th

Defensive rating: 107.0, 29th

One thing to know: Since firing Jeff Hornacek, Markieff Morris has averaged 20 points, seven rebounds, and nearly five assists per game, a not-so-great endorsement of Hornacek’s relationship with Morris.

29. Los Angeles Lakers

29. Los Angeles Lakers

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Record: 11-44, 15th in West

Offensive rating: 97.5, 29th

Defensive rating: 108.2, 30th

One thing to know: The mini-feud between D’Angelo Russell and Byron Scott continues, but in the end, this team is better off losing, so it may be an overreaction to worry about Russell’s minutes.

30. Philadelphia 76ers

30. Philadelphia 76ers

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Record: 8-45

Offensive rating: 94.5, 30th

Defensive rating: 104.6, 19th

One thing to know: Since bringing in Jerry Colangelo, the 76ers have attempted respectability, and have done an OK job at it! They’re 7-15 since Christmas.

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