NBA Power Rankings week 11: OKC Thunder continues hot streak

OKC Thunder Nerlens Noel (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
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DECEMBER 29: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the OKC Thunder dribbles the ball as Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

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Toronto Raptors:

Offense: (109.1) – 13th
Defense: (103.6) – 2nd
Net: (plus +5.5) – 6th

Games Week 11 (2-1): Won vs. Cavaliers: 117-97, Nets: 121-102, Lost to Heat: 76-84
Games Week 12 (3 games): Tues vs Blazers | Weds at Hornets | Sun vs Spurs

When you talk consistency you have to include the Raptors who finished December with a winning month despite the injuries. It marked their 20th consecutive winning month. the next closest team is the Rockets with nine, the Jazz with seven and the Celtics with five.

Toronto ended another streak which was 34 consecutive wins versus their own division with the loss to the Celtics on Christmas Day.

Things look a little bleak for the Raptors with all these injuries but the upside is all these top level players are coming back and while they’ve been out, players like rookie Terence Davis, sophomore Chris Boucher, and others are gaining invaluable experience that will bode well if Nurse has to use them in the playoffs.