By Sam Amico
Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers take over top spot yet again, with the Thunder, Heat and (still) Knicks showing they're worthy contenders.
Also: Check out the week's top performances.
1 Clippers 21-6 1
Remember when everyone said the Clippers needed to fire coach Vinny Del Negro? Now everyone probably wonders what itd take for LA's more-illustrious team to pry him away.
2 Thunder 21-5 -1
No Finals hangover here, kids. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and gang look better than ever -- and like a team everyone could be chasing for the next five or six years.
3 Heat 18-6 1
How good are the Heat? Well, good enough to rank next-to-last in league in rebounding and still dominate.
4 Knicks 20-7 -1
Not enough can be said about early season of Carmelo Anthony. Continues to score at will, only now seems to understand how to win the really big ones, too.
5 Spurs 21-8
Upon retirement, Tim Duncan should market whatever it is thats keeping him ...