Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/25/12
By Sam Amico FOXSportsOhio.com 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 ...
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