2012 NBA power rankings: Lakers and Clippers both falling

Harry How

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to 15th in the power rankings.

The Los Angeles Lakers were 1-2 last week, with the two losses coming against the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic. Naturally, they fell six spots, from ninth to 15th, in the SB Nation Power Rankings.

The Lakers lost to Orlando at home, 113-103, and they allowed the Magic to shoot 50.0 percent from the field. The Lakers managed to shoot just 41.9 percent from the floor. The loss dropped the Lakers to 8-9 on the season and to third place in the Pacific division, behind the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors who have identical 10-6 records.

The Clippers dropped from fifth to seventh in the power rankings after a 2-1 week, with the one loss coming against the New Orleans Hornets.

The San Antonio Spurs moved up one slot into first in the power rankings as they traded spots with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs and Grizzlies are followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets.

Seth Rosenthal's complete NBA Power Rankings can be viewed by clicking here.

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