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NBA Southwest Division Power Rankings: Grizzlies Continue to Dominate

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We’re a little over three weeks through the NBA season and the NBA’s division races are shaping up quite nicely, especially the Southwest Division.

The Southwest Division continues to flex its muscles as the NBA’s best division with all teams currently holding records above .500.

This weeks action saw a bunch of wins for Southwest Division teams but left confusion as to who was the division’s best team.

Anyways, with that said, let’s check out the Southwest Division power rankings from week three! As always, let us know your thoughts on the rankings below in the comments section!

This week’s Southwest Division power rankings sees the Memphis Grizzlies return to the top spot. After another perfect week, the Grizzlies seem to clearly be ahead of the pack, especially with a convincing 119-93 win over the Houston Rockets, the team with the second best record in the league. The games for Memphis last week were all at home though, which means there is slight room for doubt of the Grizzlies quick start. Memphis can erase that doubt easily this week  with a road win against the East’s best Toronto Raptors.<p><strong>Up Next This Week:</strong> Nov. 19 @ Toronto, Nov. 21 vs. Boston, Nov. 23 vs. Los Angeles Clippers</p>. 10-1 (2-0 DIV). Previous: 2nd. Memphis Grizzlies. 1. 211

169. If the Houston Rockets were in any other NBA division, they would easily be the best team of it. The Rockets have been coasting to start the regular season with a cool 9-2 record led by the dynamic duo of James Harden and Dwight Howard. Unfortunately for Houston, they play in a loaded Southwest Division with the NBA’s current best team record-wise, the Memphis Grizzlies. Even more bad news for the Rockets, they were handled on the in Memphis, losing to the Grizzlies 119-93. For now, Houston just has to make sure they stay on pace with Memphis who has an easy schedule this week. The Rockets also have a great chance to finish their week without a loss with home games against the Lakers and the Mavs.<p><strong>Up Next This Week:</strong> Nov. 19 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 22 vs. Dallas</p>. 9-2 (1-1 DIV). Previous: 1st. Houston Rockets. 2

Finally, a ranking that Dallas Mavericks fans can be somewhat happy about. Dallas is in a similar position to Houston as a team that could be the best team in another division.Mavericks fans should be ecstatic about the team’s play recently with four wins in a row for the franchise. The only issue about those four wins was that three of them were at home and the win on the road was against the struggling Charlotte Hornets. While some might be tempted to place Dallas over Houston, it is important to take into consideration perspective. Houston won three of its games on the road and its only loss was to the team with the best record in the NBA. The Mavericks do have a shot at moving up some more for next week though with games against stiff competition upcoming.<p><strong>Up Next This Week:</strong> Nov. 19 @ Washington, Nov. 21 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 22 @ Houston</p><div class=. 8-3 (1-1 DIV). Previous: 4th. Dallas Mavericks. 3. 79

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Dallas Mavericks 8-3 (1-1 DIV)

Last week: 4-0 Last rank: 4

Finally, a ranking that Dallas Mavericks fans can be somewhat happy about. Dallas is in a similar position to Houston as a team that could be the best team in another division.Mavericks fans should be ecstatic about the team’s play recently with four wins in a row for the franchise. The only issue about those four wins was that three of them were at home and the win on the road was against the struggling Charlotte Hornets. While some might be tempted to place Dallas over Houston, it is important to take into consideration perspective. Houston won three of its games on the road and its only loss was to the team with the best record in the NBA. The Mavericks do have a shot at moving up some more for next week though with games against stiff competition upcoming.

Up Next This Week: Nov. 19 @ Washington, Nov. 21 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 22 @ Houston

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