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San Antonio Spurs: Where did ESPN rank them in Week 19?

By Rob Wolkenbrod
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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ESPN released its NBA ranking for Week 19 of the 2017-18 season. Where do the San Antonio Spurs place?

Entering the 2018 All-Star Break, the San Antonio Spurs dropped three consecutive games. This includes back-to-back losses to the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets, which happened three days before All-Star festivities started.

Despite this skid, the Spurs still remain at No. 3 in the Western Conference, with just the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets ahead of them. It’s a loaded group afterward, however, including the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder within striking distance.

On Monday, ESPN.com released its NBA rankings for Week 19. With the skid and problematic play, San Antonio fell from No. 5 to 6 in the ranking. That was due to the Cleveland Cavaliers assuming the No. 4 spot, also pushing the Boston Celtics down, too.

The full list developed like this:

  1. Houston Rockets
  2. Golden State Warriors
  3. Toronto Raptors
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers
  5. Boston Celtics
  6. San Antonio Spurs
  7. Milwaukee Bucks
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Utah Jazz
  11. Portland Trail Blazers
  12. Indiana Pacers
  13. Oklahoma City Thunder
  14. Philadelphia 76ers
  15. Denver Nuggets
  16. Detroit Pistons
  17. Los Angeles Clippers
  18. New Orleans Pelicans
  19. Miami Heat
  20. Charlotte Hornets
  21. Los Angeles Lakers
  22. Chicago Bulls
  23. Brooklyn Nets
  24. New York Knicks
  25. Orlando Magic
  26. Dallas Mavericks
  27. Sacramento Kings
  28. Atlanta Hawks
  29. Memphis Grizzlies
  30. Phoenix Suns

The Spurs’ placement among Western Conference teams is identical to the standings. A surprise? Maybe not by much, although the Cavaliers ranked over the Celtics despite their spots in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Where will ESPN rank the Silver and Black in Week 20? Let’s find out next Monday.

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