The Complex NBA Power Rankings (Week 17)

6. Los Angeles Lakers

Record: 39 - 22
Last Week's Rank: 5
Last Week's Results: W @ New Orleans 93-91, (Mon); W @ San Antonio 98-84, (Wed); W vs. Denver 103-97, (Fri); W vs. Dallas 112-108, (Sun)
This Week: vs. San Antonio, Tuesday (4/17); @ Golden State, Wednesday (4/18); @ San Antonio, Friday (4/20); vs. Oklahoma City, Sunday (4/22)
Who needs Kobe? We kid. But the Lake Show did prove that they're not a one-man team. They have a 7-foot toddler who's able to lead them to Ws when he's not heaving up threes. While the Black Mamba sat out nursing a shin injury, Andrew Bynum averaged 21 points and 16 boards over four games. The highlight of the week came against the Spurs when Bynum grabbed 30 rebounds and summed up his performance in this classic post-game interview. The Lakers are still only 1.5 games ahead of the Clippers with five games left to play (two of which are against the Spurs). —Ralph Warner

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