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NBA Power Rankings, 2/10

02.10.11 at 8:28 pm ET
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A quick explanation of the top four: While the Celtics and Lakers have fallen prey to the annual February malaise at times, the Spurs continue to separate themselves in the standings, establishing a 5.5-game lead for homecourt throughout the playoffs.

Meanwhile, neither the Heat nor the Lakers have proven this season they can beat the Celtics, although that could change when both come to town in the next four days. While the Mavericks have won 10 straight and swept the C’s this season, I’m still not confident they’re any better than the third-best team out West. There you have it.

Now, it’s time to unveil this week’s full NBA Power Rankings. In a tribute to Ray Allen‘s chase for Reggie Miller‘s all-time 3-point record, we give you the best current and former long-distance shooters on each of the league’s 30 teams …

San Antonio Spurs1. San Antonio (44-8): Sinking 916-of-2,450 (37.4 percent) in his Spurs career, Manu Ginobili is both the team’s current and all-time leading 3-point shooter.

Boston Celtics2. Boston (38-13): Sinking 1,540-of-4,158 (37.0 percent) in his Celtics career, Paul Pierce is both the team’s current and all-time leading 3-point shooter. Allen has made 639 of his 1,586 3-point shots (40.3 percent) since coming to Boston in 2007.

Miami Heat3. Miami (38-14): Sinking 806-of-2,263 (35.6 percent) in his Heat career, Tim Hardaway is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Dwyane Wade is Miami’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 288-of-985 (29.2 percent) in his career with the team.

Los Angeles Lakers4. LA Lakers (36-16): Sinking 1,370-of-4,042 (33.9 percent) in his Lakers career, Kobe Bryant is both the team’s current and all-time leading 3-point shooter.

Dallas Mavericks5. Dallas (37-15): Sinking 1,175-of-3,084 (38.1 percent) in his Mavericks career, Dirk Nowitzki is both the team’s current and all-time leading 3-point shooter.

Chicago Bulls6. Chicago (35-16): Sinking 812-of-2,144 (37.9 percent) in his Bulls career, Kirk Hinrich is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Luol Deng is Chicago’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 175-of-542 (32.3 percent) in his career with the team.

Oklahoma City Thunder7. Oklahoma City (33-18): Sinking 973-of-2,855 (34.1 percent) in his Sonics career, Rashard Lewis is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Kevin Durant is Oklahoma City’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 371-of-1,037 (35.8 percent) in his career with the team.

Orlando Magic8. Orlando (34-20): Sinking 981-of-2,432 (40.3 percent) in his Magic career, Dennis Scott is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Hedo Turkoglu is Orlando’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 650-of-1,696 (38.3 percent) in his career with the team.

Atlanta Hawks9. Atlanta (33-19): Sinking 1,050-of-3,023 (34.7 percent) in his Hawks career, Mookie Blaylock is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Joe Johnson is Atlanta’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 757-of-2,083 (36.3 percent) in his career with the team.

New Orleans Hornets10. New Orleans (32-22): Sinking 929-of-2,294 (40.5 percent) in his Hornets career, Dell Curry is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Chris Paul is New Orleans’ current 3-point shooting leader, making 365-of-999 (36.5 percent) in his career with the team.

Denver Nuggets11. Denver (30-23): Sinking 630-of-1,841 (34.2 percent) in his Nuggets career, Michael Adams is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. J.R. Smith is Denver’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 707-of-1,874 (37.7 percent) in his career with the team.

Utah Jazz12. Utah (31-23): Sinking 845-of-2,203 (38.4 percent) in his Jazz career, John Stockton is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Mehmet Okur is Utah’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 517-of-1,358 (38.1 percent) in his career with the team.

Portland Trail Blazers13. Portland (28-24): Sinking 773-of-2,006 (38.5 percent) in his Trail Blazers career, Terry Porter is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Brandon Roy is Portland’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 309-of-874 (35.4 percent) in his career with the team.

Memphis Grizzles14. Memphis (28-26): Sinking 1,305-of-1,778 (41.5 percent) in his Grizzlies career, Mike Miller is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Rudy Gay is Memphis’ current 3-point shooting leader, making 393-of-1,115 (35.2 percent) in his career with the team.

New York Knicks15. New York (26-25): Sinking 982-of-2,848 (34.5 percent) in his Knicks career, John Starks is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Danilo Gallinari is New York’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 297-of-783 (37.9 percent) in his career with the team.

Phoenix Suns16. Phoenix (24-25): Sinking 915-of-2,071 (44.2 percent) in his Suns career, Steve Nash is both the team’s current and all-time leading 3-point shooter.

Philadelphia 76ers17. Philadelphia (24-28): Sinking 877-of-2,840 (30.9 percent) in his 76ers career, Allen Iverson is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Andre Iguadola is Philadelphia’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 459-of-1,425 (32.2 percent) in his career with the team.

Houston Rockets18. Houston (25-29): Sinking 730-of-2,241 (32.6 percent) in his Rockets career, Vernon Maxwell is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Shane Battier is Houston’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 565-of-1,463 (38.6 percent) in his career with the team.

Charlotte Bobcats19. Charlotte (22-30): Sinking 375-of-1,146 (32.7 percent) in his Bobcats career, Raymond Felton is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Matt Carroll is Charlotte’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 319-of-800 (39.9 percent) in his career with the team.

Indiana Pacers20. Indiana (22-28): Sinking 2,560-of-6,486 (39.5 percent) in his Pacers career, Reggie Miller is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Danny Granger is Indiana’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 756-of-1,961 (38.6 percent) in his career with the team.

Golden State Warriors21. Golden State (23-28): Sinking 700-of-2,001 (35.0 percent) in his Warriors career, Jason Richardson is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Monta Ellis is Golden State’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 247-of-758 (32.6 percent) in his career with the team.

Los Angeles Clippers22. LA Clippers (20-32): Sinking 738-of-1,835 (40.2 percent) in his Clippers career, Eric Piatkowksi is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Eric Gordon is the Clips’ current 3-point shooting leader, making 330-of-881 (37.5 percent) in his career with the team.

Milwaukee Bucks23. Milwaukee (20-31): Sinking 1,051-of-2,587 (40.6 percent) in his Bucks career, Ray Allen is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Michael Redd is Milwaukee’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 999-of-2,602 (38.4 percent) in his career with the team.

Detroit Pistons24. Detroit (20-33): Sinking 990-of-2,592 (38.2 percent) in his Pistons career, Joe Dumars is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Tayshaun Prince is Detroit’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 429-of-1,156 (37.1 percent) in his career with the team.

New Jersey Nets25. New Jersey (16-37): Sinking 813-of-2,377 (34.2 percent) in his Nets career, Jason Kidd is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Devin Harris is New Jersey’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 185-of-638 (29.0 percent) in his career with the team.

Washington Wizards26. Washington (14-37): Sinking 821-of-2,285 (35.9 percent) in his Wizards career, Gilbert Arenas is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Nick Young is Washington’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 248-of-644 (38.5 percent) in his career with the team.

Minnesota Timberwolves27. Minnesota (13-39): Sinking 465-of-1,226 (37.9 percent) in his Timberwolves career, Anthony Peeler is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Sebastian Telfair is Minnesota’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 132-of-393 (33.6 percent) in his career with the team.

Sacramento Kings28. Sacramento (12-37): Sinking 1,070-of-2,687 (39.8 percent) in his Kings career, Peja Stojakovic is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Francisco Garcia is Sacramento’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 363-of-979 (37.1 percent) in his career with the team.

Toronto Raptors29. Toronto (14-39): Sinking 801-of-2,158 (42.4 percent) in his Raptors career, Morris Peterson is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Andrea Bargnani is Toronto’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 484-of-1,311 (36.9 percent) in his career with the team.

Cleveland Cavaliers30. Cleveland (8-45): Sinking 802-of-1,960 (40.9 percent) in his Cavaliers career, Mark Price is the team’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. Daniel Gibson is Cleveland’s current 3-point shooting leader, making 432-of-1,011 (42.7 percent) in his career with the team.

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