Kurt Rambis

Mark Heisler's NBA rankings

Records through Friday (last week's rank).

1. Spurs 48-10 (1): As Gregg Popovich says, they haven't dominated anyone … on pace to beat 68.

2. Bulls 39-17 (5): Presumably with a shooting guard, they would be on a 72-victory pace.

3. Heat 43-16 (2): Oops: Just learned East has another contender bigger than they are.

4. Mavericks 41-16 (4): Team Lakers catch or play back-to-back series on road goes 14-1.

5. Celtics 41-15 (3): Personally, I would say it wasn't time to start building for future.

6. Lakers 41-19 (7): In good news, feel better about themselves. In bad news, why?

7. Thunder 36-21...