Nov 1, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) drives the ball against Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo (10) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
In the latest editions of our SCIC NBA Power Rankings, the Oklahoma City Thunder come tumbling down
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Nothing was short-sold during the first week of the 2014-15 NBA regular season.
From the San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth NBA championship banner to the debut of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. Every thing was on point during the opening week of the NBA.
Although, not everything was all pins and ribbons this past week. With every peek comes a valley. And the same goes for the NBA.
And perhaps no team in the NBA endured a deeper valley this week than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Just weeks after learning that they’d have to survive without Kevin Durant for the first 4-6 weeks of the season, the Thunder were given the news that they’d also have to learn to live without Russell Westbrook now for about a month, after injuring his hand in the team’s season opener.
Enter, our brand-spanking new NBA Power Rankings.
The Thunder fall, the Knicks are a little better than expected and the Miami Heat are clearly Chris Bosh‘s team — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Here are this week’s NBA power rankings.