Power Rankings: Cavs at No. 1, Bucks in Top 10

Updated: March 17, 2010, 10:52 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, March 15

A weekend win over Boston combined with LeBron James' return from injury has the Cleveland Cavaliers back on top of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

The Cavs followed an eight-week reign at No. 1 with a three-week tumble, slipping as low as No. 3, but they capitalized on streak-busting losses suffered by Orlando and Dallas to return to the rankings summit. The Magic fall to No. 2 after Sunday's home loss to Charlotte and the Mavs dip from No. 2 to No. 5 with their humbling 34-point home defeat Saturday night to New York, enabling the Los Angeles Lakers to climb a spot back to No. 3.

Other notable movers on this Monday are Oklahoma City (No. 8 to No. 6) and Milwaukee (No. 11 to No. 8) reaching season-high positions and the Knicks -- by virtue of their victories over Atlanta and Dallas last week and the lack of pressure coming from the teams in the bottom 10 on slumping New Orleans, Toronto and Chicago -- rising from No. 28 to No. 21.

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