The Complex NBA Power Rankings (Week 17)

3. San Antonio Spurs

Record: 42 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 1
Last Week's Results: L @ Utah 84-91, (Mon); L vs. LA Lakers 84-98, (Wed); W vs. Memphis 107-97, (Thu); W vs. Phoenix 105-91, (Sat)
This Week: @ Golden State, Monday (4/16); @ LA Lakers, Tuesday (4/17); @ Sacramento, Wednesday (4/18); vs. LA Lakers, Friday (4/20); vs. Cleveland, Sunday (4/22)
The Spurs don't need a hype machine, they just win. In the past two months, San Antonio has had two 11-game winning streaks. No other team in the league has had a winning streak longer than nine. The Spurs have more playoff experience than their title contending counterparts without any of the crippling hype. And perhaps most importantly, Gregg Popovich has coached 181 playoff games in his career, that's 109 more than Erik Spoelstra, Tom Thibodeu, and Scott Brooks combined. See y'all in late June. —Sean Evans

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