Power Rankings week 9: OKC Thunder among comeback kings

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OKC Thunder Power Ranking Week 9

OKC Thunder Power Ranking Week 9 DECEMBER 19: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

NBA Power Rankings highlights for week nine features streaks ending and comebacks galore while the OKC Thunder holds strong and steady.

Streak busters and comebacks dominated week nine of NBA action as the OKC Thunder were among those who impressed.

The tiers in the NBA are becoming a bit more obvious although week nine does experience several shifts with the bottom, middle and top tiers. Much of that is due to seven squads producing winless weeks and seven going unbeaten.

In addition, week nine brought about the ends of streaks. The Bucks finally lost albeit not to the team everyone expected. The Lakers lost on the road and also as many games in one week as they had lost all season. Plus the last unbeaten home team gave way not once but twice.

Comebacks were the other story of the week as new records were set then erased in the same night and the week ended with a 30 point comeback the likes of which hadn’t been experienced in a decade.

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The top six teams in both conferences appear cemented with a handful of teams on each coast vying for the final two playoff berths. In season’s past, the West was predominantly stronger than the East but the same can’t be said this season as several teams are struggling to find a foothold.

Which brings me to week nine of my power rankings. There aren’t huge shifts but as per usual, the seedings are based on performances of the week and cumulative weeks, rankings in the key categories, health and strength of schedule.

For those who prefer to keep track on a week by week basis each is linked below:

And with that I give you my NBA Power Rankings for week nine of action:

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