Power Rankings: Spurs still No. 1

Updated: December 10, 2012, 6:50 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, Dec. 10

The San Antonio Spurs can't seem to extricate themselves from the longest-running web of negative headlines in the Alamo City that anyone can remember ... but it'll take more than that to dislodge them from the top spot in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

Stephen Jackson's $25,000 fine for a hostile tweet aimed at Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka -- so soon after the recent $250,000 fine the Spurs incurred for sending four starters home before their recent visit to Miami, and a provocative Halloween photo featuring Tim Duncan and Tony Parker -- doesn't change the fact that San Antonio racked up three more double-digit wins last week to hang on to the No. 1 ranking ahead of surging Oklahoma City and New York.

The Thunder and Knicks have moved up to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, capitalizing on three-spot drops for Memphis (No. 2 to No. 5) and the defending champs from Miami (No. 3 to No. 6). The other notable movement in the top 10 finds the Atlanta Hawks rising back up to No. 7 after Saturday's impressive road win over the Grizz, while Golden State has climbed to a stunning No. 9 after failing to sniff the upper third here for years.

The rankings are compiled with ever-helpful dishing 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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