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2012 NBA power rankings: Warriors surging, Kings falling

The Golden State Warriors jumped four spots in this week's power rankings.


The Golden State Warriors have won three games in a row and seven of their last nine, which has helped them jump up four spots, from 13th to ninth, in this week's SB Nation Power Rankings.

After three straight wins over Minnesota, Denver and Indiana, the Warriors are now 10-6 overall and tied for first place with the Los Angeles Clippers in the Pacific division. Stephen Curry leads the team with 18.6 points and 6.1 assists, while David Lee is averaging 10.8 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings fell to 29th in the power rankings after losing to Minnesota, Indiana and the Los Angeles Clippers last week. The Kings have started the season with a 4-12 record.

The San Antonio Spurs moved up one slot into first in the power rankings, as they traded spots with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs and Grizzlies are followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets.

Seth Rosenthal's complete NBA Power Rankings can be viewed by clicking here.