For most teams, there are 2 games remaining in the 2011-12 NBA season. With that said, this will be my last post ranking the regular season performances of these teams. Next stop…the PLAYOFFS. This was another drama-filled week, especially Sunday. The recent performances of many of these teams will have resounding effects going into the playoffs. AIt’s been a fun ride so far, and it’s not quite over yet. As of today, not one single playoff match-up is set in stone. That should be enough to have us all salivating over this upcoming week.

(Click here to view my previous week’s rankings)

Here are my COUCH SPORTS EXPERT TOP 10 RANKINGS: Week 4/22/12:

2012 NBA Power Rankings

RANK / TRENDING

TEAM / RECORD LAST WEEK’S RECORD COMMENTS
1(+2) Last Week: 3 SPURS47-16 5-0 Wins: Warriors, Lakers, Kings, Lakers, CavaliersLosses: N/A This team has earned my complete respect. They may be the LEAST FLAWED team in the league
2(+2) Last Week: 4 HEAT46-18 4-1Wins: Nets, Raptors, Bulls, Rockets

Losses: Wizards

Miami had a strong week and didn’t even go in with their 1-2 PUNCH in most games. One punch (either James or Wade) was good enough for each game
3(-2) Last Week: 1 BULLS48-16 2-2Wins: Bobcats, Mavericks

Losses: Wizards, Heat

It’s hard to criticize Chicago when they are playing their games without one of the most dynamic players (D. Rose) in the league
4(-2) Last Week: 2 THUNDER46-18 2-2    Wins: Suns, KingsLosses: Clippers, Lakers Lost big games this week to teams that they could see later in the Playoffs.
5(+1) Last Week: 6 PACERS41-23 3-1Wins: T’Wolves, 76ers, Backs

Losses: 76ers

While the entire league is paying attention to the teams that we consider the “Elite’s”, Indiana stays the course, and keeps winning
6(-1) Last Week: 5 LAKERS41-24 2-2Wins: Warriors, Thunder

Losses: Spurs, Spurs

This team suffers from SCHIZOPHRENIA. Down by 18. Great comeback against OKC. Blown out by Spurs. Bush-league play. They need their own reality show
7(–) Last Week: 7 CLIPPERS40-24 3-1Wins: Thunder, Nuggets, Hornets

Losses: Suns

Good week. The Clippers when against teams they should…they look exciting (with dunks, and alley-oops)…but they don’t look impressive
8(+1) Last Week: 9 GRIZZLIES39-25 4-0  Wins: T’Wolves, Hornets, Bobcats, Blazers

Losses: N/A

Young and strong
9(+1) Last Week: 10 HAWKS38-26 3-1 Wins: Raptors, Pistons, Celtics

Losses: Knicks

Had a big win against their potential 1st Round foe in this year’s playoffs
10(-2) Last Week: 8 CELTICS37-27 1-2 Wins: Magic

Losses: Knicks, Hawks

Luckily for them, there were not too many teams below them who had a good week

LAST 4 OUT: ORLANDO MAGIC, DENVER NUGGETS, DALLAS MAVERICKS, NEW YORK KNICKS (In no particular order)

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