Power Rankings: Cavs on top, Nets no longer last

Updated: March 31, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, March 29

Make that two Mondays to go for someone to dislodge the Cleveland Cavaliers from the top spot in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

A rare loss in San Antonio on Friday night -- Cleveland's first defeat with LeBron James in uniform since Feb. 21 -- wasn't enough to cost the Cavaliers their No. 1 ranking. Not with the Orlando Magic (in Atlanta) and Los Angeles Lakers (in Oklahoma City) suffering notable road defeats last week as well.

In other notable moves this week: Utah is up five spots to No. 4 … Phoenix has risen two spots from No. 7 in spite of Robin Lopez's injury thanks to a 16-4 record since the All-Star break and the current lack of a clear-cut No. 5 … Denver (No. 4 to No. 8), Dallas (No. 5 to No. 7) and Milwaukee (No. 6 to No. 12) all have tumbled … and Portland (No. 12 to No. 6) and San Antonio (No. 13 to No. 9) have jumped into the top 10.

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