Power Rankings: Rockets blasting off

Updated: March 2, 2015, 2:04 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, March 2

No team in the league, apart from the Golden State Warriors, faces a stretch this season in which it's required to play 11 of 13 games on the road.

A win Monday night at Brooklyn in game No. 13 of that daunting schedule would put the Warriors at a tidy 10-3 for their monthlong grind.

Which represents yet another impressive entry for a long résumé that, even after Thursday's loss at Cleveland in the most anticipated game of Golden State's season to date, has to keep the Warriors atop ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

We'll delve further into this week's order -- with Atlanta moving back up to No. 2 ahead of Memphis, Houston (up to No. 4) and Portland (No. 7) making their own notable jumps in the top 10 and surprising Indiana climbing all the way to No. 13 -- on Stein Line Live. You can comment below on the latest 1-to-30 ladder, which as always was compiled with data and research assistance from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau.

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