Power Rankings: Warriors on way up

Updated: February 5, 2013, 3:50 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, Feb. 4

The San Antonio Spurs, with their annual Rodeo Road Trip beckoning, have temporarily lost Tim Duncan.

That's the alarmist view.

On the glass-way-more-than-half-full side, San Antonio not only dodged a major catastrophe when Sunday's MRI on Duncan's left knee showed no structural damage but also extended its stay at the top of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings for the second successive Monday, with none of the Spurs' nearest challengers applying sufficient pressure.

Oklahoma City, Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers all suffered disheartening stumbles last week to ensure that the Spurs didn't slip. The most notable movement in the top 10 is thus Golden State's rise from No. 8 to No. 5, thanks to road wins in Toronto and Cleveland, home wins over Dallas and Phoenix ... as well as the return, of course, of big man Andrew Bogut.

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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