NBA Western Power Rankings Week 6: Clippers start rising

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Dec 11, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs players (from left) Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker on the bench during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

2nd: San Antonio Spurs (28 points)

By Trisity Miller

Record: 20-5

December record: 6-1

The Warriors are so good we don’t care about the extremely good Spurs. I mean, we, the majority population of NBA fans, have never particularly cared about the Spurs until the postseason forced us to recognize their dominance and brilliance, but the Warriors have

In regards to their performance in December, it seems no lose has any bearing on finding the template to beat these Spurs, the lone L of the month being a 3-point win in favor of the Raptors, in which LaMarcus Aldridge shot 4-10 from the field, Kawhi Leonard took 8 shots total, and DeMar Derozan scored 28 points.

In the other six wins of the month? Five double-digit victories (ATL, LAL, MEM, MIL, PHI).

The scary part about everything? Danny Green’s awful, awful, awful season continues, with the 3-and-D guard shooting 25 percent from the field and 18 percent from three in December. What if he manages to get it going from range? The floor opens up for everyone, for Leonard, Aldridge, Tony Parker, and whoever else Gregg Poppovich deems worthy of playing notable minutes.

Until the Spurs play one of the Thunder, Cavs, or Warriors (especially Warriors), their regular season will come with plenty of winning. Maybe they sneak past the Warriors for the top spot; who knows, but for now, they’ll just be the really, really, really good no.2 team in the West.

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