NBA Western Power Rankings Week 3: Warriors storm ahead

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Nov 14, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (14) celebrates with power forward Tim Duncan (21) after hitting a three point shot during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

2nd: San Antonio Spurs (56 points)

By Jose Salviati

Record: 8-2

Record last week: 3-0

Stop me if you have heard this before: the Spurs are old. Too old to be any good again this year. I think those words were first uttered to begin the 2012-2013 NBA season after a first round exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Grizzlies and haven’t stopped since. Each year, the Spurs somehow prove everyone wrong. This year they boast the biggest free-agent prize in LaMarcus Aldridge, but their big three in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are, well, old. While Aldridge is still working into form, the big three someone continue to contribute and Kawhi Leonard is shining.

These ranking are all about looking at a team within a moment in time and in the Association’s third week the Spurs did not lose. Sure, they didn’t beat any power houses, but you have to beat the teams that are scheduled and the Spurs did that. Led by Leonard, the Spurs knocked off the Trail Blazers, Kings and Philadelphia 76ers. Not the Mouth Rushmore of NBA teams this season, but scoreboard rules all. The interesting transition from one big three to another (Aldridge, Leonard and Danny Green) continues and the Spurs, somehow, keep winning through it all.

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