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1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 37-10
The Warriors suffered just their fourth loss since December 1 with the 116-108 setback to the Rockets on Saturday. Draymond Green had 21 points and seven rebounds against the Rockets to surpass the 4,000 points and 3,000 rebounds for his career. Golden State had its franchise-tying 14-game road winning streak snapped with a loss to Houston (Saturday).
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 32-12
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The Rockets have won seven of 10. Chris Paul, who collected his eighth double-double of the season, is averaging 23.7 points along with 9.4 assists and 7.2 rebounds during this 10-game stretch. Houston went 4-3 without James Harden, who returned to action on January 18.
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 34-13
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The Celtics are on a season-high three-game losing streak. Kyrie Irving posted his second 40-point game of the season, as he knocked down 60.9% (14-of-23) of his shots overall and 71.4% (5-of-7) from beyond the arc. Boston is averaging 108.1 points per 100 possessions with Irving on the floor, though just 97.5 when he is not playing.
4 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 31-14
The Raptors, two games behind the Celtics for the best record in the Eastern Conference, have lost four of seven. Kyle Lowry, who has shot at least 50% from the field in five of eight January games, tallied a season-high 40 points in a loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Toronto has held a lead at halftime in 30 of the 45 games they have played, which is only behind Houston’s NBA-best 31.
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 30-18
The Timberwolves snapped a two-game losing streak with a 115-109 win over the Raptors on Saturday. Andrew Wiggins, who put up a season-high 29 points on Saturday, is averaging 18.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals across 35.2 minutes in 11 January contests. Minnesota earned just its ninth win in 26 games when losing the field-goal-percentage battle, though they were outshot by a mere .1% in their win over Toronto.
6 Miami Heat Miami Heat 27-19
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The Heat, currently fourth in the Eastern Conference, is 8-2 this month, tying the Warriors for the January record. Kelly Olynyk, who has scored in double-figures in 19 of his last 25 games, is averaging 12.6 points along with 6.1 rebounds while shooting 48.5% from the field since December 1. Miami, which is 2-2 on its current five-game road trip, is 15-10 away from American Airlines Arena.
7 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 26-20
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The Thunder have won four straight and 12 of 17. Russell Westbrook, who leads all active players with 93 triple-doubles, posted the second 20-point/20-assist game of his career in a win over Cleveland on Saturday.
8 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 26-20
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The Wizards have won just three times in their last seven games. Kelly Oubre, who has scored in double-figures in seven straight games, set career-bests with 26 points and five triples against Detroit on Friday. Washington, which put up 45 points in the third against the Pistons, is averaging 28.3 points in the third stanza in January.
9 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 30-18
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The Spurs are 5-7 in their last 12 games. Tony Parker, who had 12 points and five assists in the loss to the Pacers, came off the bench for the first time since the 2010 playoffs on Sunday. San Antonio, which owns the league’s best home winning percentage (86.3%), suffered its first loss at the AT&T Center since November 10 on Sunday.
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 24-21
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The Pelicans, currently seventh in the Western Conference, have won six of nine. Jrue Holiday, who has topped the 20-point mark 14 times since December 1, is producing 21.5 points on 52.6% shooting over his last 27 games. New Orleans, 26-of-32 (81.2%) from foul line versus Memphis (Saturday), is shooting 76.3% from the charity stripe this season, which ranks just 19th in the league.
11 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 23-21
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The Clippers had their season-high six-game winning streak snapped by Utah on Saturday. Lou Williams, who set a franchise record with 10 thefts on Saturday, became the first player in NBA history to rack up 30 points, 10 steals and seven assists in a game. Los Angeles, currently eighth in the Western Conference, has been out-rebounded 25 times this year and are 10-15 in those games.
12 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 25-22
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The Pacers recently finished a season-high five-game road trip with a 94-86 victory over the Spurs Sunday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Myles Turner has missed seven straight contests with ligaments and muscle strains. Indiana, which won its first matchup with San Antonio 97-94 (October 29), is the first Eastern Conference team in three seasons to sweep San Antonio.
13 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 25-21
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The Trail Blazers have won three straight and six of nine. Damian Lillard, who is shooting 40.5% from long distance in his last five games, is averaging 25.0 points, 7.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in eight January games. Portland has won six straight home games to improve to 13-10 at the Moda Center.
14 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 22-20
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The 76ers have won eight of 10. Joel Embiid, who has topped the 20-point plateau in five of six games, is averaging 24.9 points and 11.0 rebounds along with 1.8 blocks in the month of January. Philadelphia, which leads the league with 18.1 turnovers a game, has committed 18.5 turnovers a contest in January.
15 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 27-18
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The Cavs have lost 10 of 14, allowing 110 or more points in nine of those games. Derrick Rose has contributed 21 points, four assists and five rebounds in his first two games since November 9. The 148 points that Cleveland surrendered to OKC on Saturday tied a franchise record (in regulation) that was set back in 1972 against Philadelphia.
16 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 18-28
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The Bulls, who have won four of five, are just five-and-a-half out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Zach LaVine, on a minutes restriction, is averaging 11.3 points along with 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in four games this season. Chicago, which averages 11.1 three-pointers per game, has made at least 10 three-pointers in a franchise-record 10 straight games.
17 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 23-22
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The Bucks have lost seven of 11, dropping down to eighth in the Eastern Conference. Khris Middleton, who is shooting just 26.9% from beyond the arc, posted the first triple-double of his career Saturday with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Marshall Plumlee, who recently signed a two-way contract with the team, made his debut with Milwaukee on Saturday, scoring six points and grabbing six rebounds in just nine minutes.
18 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 22-23
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The Pistons have lost five straight and 17 of 25 overall. Tobias Harris, who posted his fifth 20-point game of the month on Sunday, is shooting 82.2% from the charity stripe, as he is attempting a season-high 4.5 free throws in January. Detroit, currently ninth in the Eastern Conference, is 8-13 when trailing at halftime and 5-17 when losing at the end of three quarters.
19 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 17-29
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The Lakers have won six of eight. Undrafted rookie Alex Caruso, who has seen his minutes increased recently, is averaging 4.8 points, 3.0 assists and just 1.0 turnover while also shooting 57.1% from the floor over 19.2 minutes a game over six January games. Los Angeles is 2-8 without rookie Lonzo Ball, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury and is out indefinitely.
20 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 23-23
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The Nuggets have fallen outside of the top eight of the Western Conference, as they have lost six of eight. Nikola Jokic, who has registered two double-doubles in his last three games, is averaging 15.9 points and 10.9 rebounds despite shooting just 40.9% from the field in January. Denver has struggled against teams with a sub.-500 record, falling to 9-13 with its loss to Phoenix on Friday.
21 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 18-26
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The Hornets are 7-5 in their last 12. Nic Batum, who pumped in a season-high 26 points against Miami on Saturday, has posted five straight double-digit scoring efforts while also dishing out at least five assists in three of those games. The Hornets, 12-13 at the Bee Hive, are 1-1 on their current five-game home stand.
22 New York Knicks New York Knicks 21-26
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The Knicks have lost 13 of 18, though they are just three games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Tim Hardaway, who has scored in double-figures in his last five games, is averaging 21.0 points on 50.7% shooting from the floor and 46.3% from beyond the arc in January. New York, which ranks 15th in the league in scoring defense, has surrendered 112.5 points a game over its last 11 games.
23 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 19-27
The Jazz are 6-16 in their last 22 games. Donovan Mitchell, who has topped the 20-point mark in six of nine games in January, is averaging 23.8 points on 47.3% shooting for the month. Rudy Gobert, who missed 15 games with a sprained left knee, has scored 39 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in two games since returning from the injury.
24 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 18-29
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The Nets have won two straight and are 4-6 in their last 10. D’Angelo Russell has scored just four points and doled out three assists in 28 minutes over his first two games since returning from a knee injury that caused him to miss 32 games. Brooklyn improved to 3-4 in games decided by three points or fewer with its (101-100) win over Detroit on Sunday.
25 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 16-29
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The Grizzlies have won four of six. Wayne Selden, who dumped in a career-high 31 points in 27 minutes versus New Orleans Saturday, has tallied double-figures in four of his last eight games. Memphis, on a four-game home winning streak, plays four straight at FedEx Forum (January 22-29), where they are 11-13 on the season.
26 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 17-29
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The Suns are 3-6 in their last nine. Devin Booker, who is averaging 26.6 points in January, has poured in 73 points over his last two games, as he has knocked down 25-of-52 shots (48.0%), including 9-of-23 (39.1%) from long-distance. Phoenix, which will play four of its next five games on the road, has lost four of its last six away from home.
27 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 15-31
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The Mavs have lost six of eight. Dennis Smith has topped the 20-point mark in four of his last five games and is producing 18.0 points in the month of January. Dallas, the worst offensive-rebounding team in the league at 7.5 a game, is averaging just 6.4 O-boards a game and 37.8 rebounds overall -- both of which rank last in the league in the month of January.
28 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 14-32
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The Magic have won two of their last three, though they are just 3-17 in their last 20. Aaron Gordon, who had 11 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, has three double-doubles in his last four games. Orlando shot a combined 61% from the floor in the second and third quarters and finished with a 46.7% field goal percentage against the Celtics.
29 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 13-32
The Hawks had just their second winning streak of the season snapped with their loss to the Bulls on Saturday. Dewayne Dedmon, who is averaging a career-best 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, has posted two double-doubles and has grabbed double-digit rebounds three games in a row. Atlanta, which ranks ninth in three-point percentage at 36.7%, has struggled from long-range this month, as they are making 10.1 treys on 32.9 attempts a game at a 31.4% clip.
30 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 13-32
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The Kings have tied a season-high with seven straight setbacks. De’Aaron Fox, who has scored in double-figures in seven of his last nine games, is averaging 13.3 points and a season-best 6.1 assists in January. Vince Carter (40 years, 358 days) became the oldest played to drill five three-pointers in a game, as he was 5-of-7 from long-range in Friday’s loss to Memphis.

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