Stephen Jackson

Mark Heisler's NBA rankings

Records and statistics through Friday's games.

1. Heat 29-9 (2): All together, "We never lost faith in you!" 20-1 since 9-8 start.

2. Celtics 28-7 (3): Home-court advantage they worry about isn't vs. Lakers anymore.

3. Spurs 30-6 (1): Lost in New York, Boston, had to come from 15 down vs. Pacers.

4. Magic 24-12 (5): Just went 8-0 with new guys, even if they're not all new.

5. Mavericks 26-9 (4): Lost 3 of 5 without Dirk Nowitzki, then Caron Butler left for season.

6. Lakers 26-11 (6): So greatest-Laker-team-ever talk in November was...

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