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NBA power rankings: Week 6

Published: Monday, Dec. 10 2012 11:44 a.m. MST

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Mark J. Terrill, AP
Previous Deseret News rank: 17

NBA.com rank: 14

DeseretNews.com Fan Power Poll Rank: 12

Record: 9-12

Streak: Lost 2

The whole Dwight-Kobe thing just isn't working out, and the Lakers are beginning to become the NBA's punchline. The Lakers have lost four of their last five, and the L.A. media is wondering how much worse it can get.

It's becoming clearer by the losses that Mike Brown wasn't the problem in Los Angeles. The fact that reports surfaced this week of bickering between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant demonstrate this team isn't much of a team, but rather a collection of aging, self-centered superstars.

We'll see if things get better when Nash returns, but in the mean time, the Lake show must take it's struggling act on a four-game road stint. They'll play the Knicks on Thursday, so they better pull things together fast.


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Morrison
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Thanks for displaying the list on one screen, rather than making readers flip through them one at a time. Very convenient!

Caprice
PROVIDENCE, UT

Thanks for a terrific article.

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