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Top Ten Thursdays; NBA Basketball

Week 9 of the NBA season is behind us and many teams continue to dominate while some continue to fall short.

10. Denver Nuggets (15-13) Previous Rank: 10
Last game: Lost to the Boston Celtics 124-118
Next game: Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans
With the Nuggets star out with an injury, Gary Harris has stepped into the role to help the team succeed.

 

9. Indiana Pacers (16-12) Previous Rank: N/A
Last game: Lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95
Next game: Friday against the Detroit Pistons
Victor Oladipo seems to be the leader the Pacers needed to find success this season.

 

8. Minnesota Timberwolves (16-12) Previous Rank: 9
Last game: Lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in OT
Next game: Tonight against the Sacramento Kings
The Minnesota core has meshed well with each other early and the defense has grown with the addition of Butler.

 

7. Milwaukee Bucks (15-11) Previous Rank: N/A
Last game: Lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 115-108
Next game: Friday against the Chicago Bulls
The Greek Freak has improved a lot this season and with Bledsoe helping bring more offensive power early this season the team will continue to thrive.

 

6. Toronto Raptors (18-8) Previous Rank: 6
Last game: Defeated the Phoenix Suns 115-109
Next game: Friday against the Brooklyn Nets
The Raptors have the offensive firepower to be a legit threat in the east behind the dominance of DeRozan and Lowry.

 

5. Cleveland Cavaliers (20-8) Previous Rank: 4
Last game: Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123-114
Next game: Tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers
Lebron keeps up the fire power and shows the league that he can still improve and dominate.

 

4. San Antonio Spurs (19-9) Previous Rank: 5
Last game: Lost to the Dallas Mavericks 95-89
Next game: Friday against the Houston Rockets
The Spurs dominated without superstar Kawhi Leonard, now imagine the success with him healthy and on the court.

 

3. Boston Celtics (24-6) Previous Rank: 2
Last game: Defeated the Denver Nuggets 124-118
Next game: Friday against the Utah Jazz
Kyrie and company have much to talk about after fixing the defense and now run the east.

 

2. Golden State Warriors (22-6) Previous Rank: 3
Last game: Defeated the Portland Trailblazers 111-104
Next game: Tonight against the Dallas Mavericks
Even with key player Steph Curry, the Warriors have Durant to help lead them to victory.

 

1. Houston Rockets (22-4) Previous Rank: 1
Last game: Defeated the Charlotte Hornets 108-96
Next game: Friday against the Houston Rockets
The powerful duo Harden and Paul continue to excite and prove their dominance in the west.

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