Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/1/12
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By Sam Amico FOXSports.com With a leaping LeBron James, and hard-fought win over the Bulls, the Heat regain the top spot. But watch out, because the Mavs, Nuggets and Sixers are on the rise, too. Check out the top performers of the week and find out where your team ranks. 1 Heat 16-5 (2) Most explosive team in the league has Dwyane Wade back and LeBron James jumping over people for dunks. Look out below. 2. Bulls 18-5 (-1) Barely lost in Miami, but most coaches feel they are deeper -- and may be better in the long run. 3 Thunder 16-4 (-1) Kendrick Perkins shouldnt be laughed at too much for Blake Griffin facial. That happens when you protect the rim. Plus, Thunder still best in West. 4 Mavericks 14-8 (2) Survived without Dirk Nowitzki and his bum knee, proving that the new faces are starting to figure out Rick Carlisles system. 5 Nuggets 14-7 Most fans couldnt name their starting five. That includes the ones who live in Denver. But Nuggets play hard, smart and together, a...
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