Power Rankings: Spurs No. 1 again

Updated: January 28, 2013, 10:47 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, Jan. 28

Tony Parker shot better than 60 percent from the floor in San Antonio's past four victories and was duly named Monday as the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week.

Go ahead and put Parker's Spurs down as the league's team of the week, too, as chosen by ESPN.com's NBA Power Rankings committee (of one).

Even with Tim Duncan missing the past few games with a knee issue and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich having quarantined himself far away from his team to prevent spreading the flu, San Antonio just continues to roll, winning four more games last week to improve its January record to 11-3 … and bump the Oklahoma City Thunder down to No. 2 in the most notable development in the latest rankings.

The winning point margins have been slimmer with Duncan and Popovich unavailable, but the Spurs could not be denied their fourth stint this season at No. 1 -- and first since Dec. 10 -- even when they're short-handed.

The rankings, as always, were compiled with peerless assisting from ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau. Click here to rank the teams yourself.

Also, check out John Hollinger's daily Power Rankings.

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