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Carlos Arroyo

Mark Heisler's NBA rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses.

1. Lakers 20-4 (1): It's still not nice to upset Mother Nature, or Kobe.

2. Celtics 20-5 (2): Not yet immortal: 11-0 run ends in home loss to … 76ers?

3. Magic 19-7 (5): Jameer Nelson, leader young & restless teammates missed, close to returning.

4. Cavaliers 20-7 (6): Reportedly looking for major deal after missing out on Trevor Ariza, Stephen Jackson.

5. Hawks 19-6 (7): Where can this lead? Just went 6-0 including victory in Dallas.

6. Suns 17-9 (3): End year with Celtics, Cavaliers, Lakers - with six vs. top seven rest of way.

7. Nuggets 19-8 (4): As in pre-Chauncey Billups Era: He misses game with...