Skyhook NBA Power Rankings: Week 8

December 21, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler (5), power forward Blake Griffin (32), shooting guard Willie Green (34) and center DeAndre Jordan (6) cheer from the bench during the game against the Sacramento Kings at the Staples Center. Clippers won 97-85. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA Today Sports Images

Welcome back to The Skyhook’s NBA Power Rankings, where any given week, things can change faster than a James Harden trade.

Previous weeks: Preseason | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 7

Week 8 – December 24, 2012

Biggest jump: Rockets (+6) | Biggest drop: Celtics (-5)


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com1. Los Angeles Clippers | 21-6 (W13) | Last week: 4

Last week: 4-0 | Current streak: Won 13


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com2. Oklahoma City Thunder | 21-5 (L1) | Last week: 1

Last week: 2-1 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com3. San Antonio Spurs | 21-8 (W2) | Last week: 3

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Won 2


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com4. New York Knicks | 20-7 (W1) | Last week: 2

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com5. Miami Heat | 18-6 (W4) | Last week: 5

Last week: 3-0 | Current streak: Won 4


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com6. Memphis Grizzlies | 18-7 (L1) | Last week: 6

Last week: 3-1 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com7. Golden State Warriors | 18-10 (L1) | Last week: 7

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com8. Atlanta Hawks | 16-9 (W1) | Last week: 8

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com9. Chicago Bulls | 15-11 (L1) | Last rank: 9

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com10. Indiana Pacers | 16-12 (W3) | Last rank: 14

Last week: 3-1 | Current streak: Won 3


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com11. Denver Nuggets | 15-13 (W1) | Last rank: 12

Last week: 2-1 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com12. Los Angeles Lakers | 13-14 | Last rank: 17

Last week: 2-0 | Current streak: Won 4


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com13. Minnesota Timberwolves | 13-12 (L1) | Last rank: 10

Last week: 1-3 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com14. Brooklyn Nets | 14-12 | Last rank: 11

Last week: 1-2 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com15. Houston Rockets | 14-12 | Last rank: 21

Last week: 3-0 | Current streak: Won 3


1Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com6. Milwaukee Bucks | 14-12 | Last rank: 16

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com17. Utah Jazz | 15-14 | Last rank: 15

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com18. Boston Celtics | 13-13 | Last rank: 13

Last week: 1-2 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com19. Portland Trail Blazers | 13-13 | Last rank: 19

Last week: 2-1 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com20. Philadelphia 76ers | 13-15 | Last rank: 18

Last week: 1-3 | Current streak: Lost 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com21. Orlando Magic | 12-15 | Last rank: 22

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Lost 2


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com22. Dallas Mavericks | 12-16 | Last rank: 20

Last week: 1-3 | Current streak: Lost 3


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com23. Phoenix Suns | 11-17 | Last rank: 23

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Lost 2


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com24. Toronto Raptors | 9-19 | Last rank: 26

Last week: 3-0 | Current streak: Won 5


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com25. Sacramento Kings | 9-18 | Last rank: 25

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com26. Detroit Pistons | 9-21 | Last rank: 24

Last week: 2-2 | Current streak: Won 2


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com27. Cleveland Cavaliers | 6-23 | Last rank: 29

Last week: 1-3 | Current streak: Won 1


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com28. Charlotte Bobcats | 7-20 | Last rank: 27

Last week: 0-4 | Current streak: Lost 15


2Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com9. New Orleans Hornets | 5-22 | Last rank: 28

Last week: 0-4 | Current streak: Lost 11


Photo courtesy: Yahoo.com30. Washington Wizards | 3-22 | Last rank: 30

Last week: 0-4 | Current streak: Lost 7

Topics: Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Power Rankings

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