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NBA Power Rankings 2012: Clippers Rate Low In Lovability, Lakers Not Much Higher

The Los Angeles Clippers reaffirmed their status as a Western Conference contender last week by winning three of their four road games during their Grammy road trip, including wins in Philadelphia and Orlando. The latest NBA power rankings at SB Nation by Tom Ziller took a Valentine's Day turn this week and decided to rank on lovability. In that regard, the Clippers rank No. 28.

"Donald Sterling's disgusting history of alleged sexual harassment. Chris Paul's low blow on Julius Hodges back in college. Reggie Evans' junk grab on Chris Kaman a few years back," Ziller wrote. "DeAndre Jordan's nightly Bruce Banner impersonation. This is an angry club. Mo Williams' sensitivity can all repair so much damage!"

The Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, struggled on the road, with two wins in four games with both victories coming in games the Lakers trailed in the final seconds. Ziller ranked the Lakers at No. 22 on the lovability scale, adding, "You wasn't with Metta World Peace shuffling in the ballroom dance studio."

The Clippers have a tough schedule this week, with road showdowns in Dallas and Portland, and the Clippers host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center in a battle of division leaders in Los Angeles.

For more on the two franchises, head on over to Clippers Nation and Silver Screen and Roll.