In the latest issue of the team strength list, Knight overtake Warriors, rose to the league first, the Spurs ranked third, the Rockets fell to fifth.
1 Knight (2 - ranked last week, the same below)
JR Smith shot seriously injured, the truce 12-14 weeks time, so that the depth of the Knights worse. Chris - Anderson and Mo - Williams had been reimbursed the season, and now with Smith, Cavaliers dilemma. If they cut Anderson or Williams to reinforce, will suffer a huge luxury tax. Even in the face of personnel crisis, the Cavaliers are still in the LeBron - James, Carey - Owen and Kevin - Lok Fu led by the Big Three win over the Warriors.
2 Warriors (1)
As the 2015 and 2016 Finals opponents, warriors and knights in the Christmas war encounter. Warriors in this game most of the time, the fourth quarter is leading to 14 points, the last moment but because of mistakes and other reasons, so that Cavaliers finished comeback. This is reminiscent of the 2016 Finals, the Warriors in the big score 1-3 lead, the Cavaliers finished comeback to win the championship. Warriors lost in Christmas after the war, do not know how long it takes to recover.
3 Spurs (4)
Gregg Popovich is the greatest NBA coach, he this season to further prove this point. Spurs this season, faced with many problems, such as Tim - Duncan retired, Tony - Parker and LaMarcus - Aldridge start downturn, Paul - Gasol and Adelaide are not compatible and so on. But Popovich advice, the Spurs are still a super team, the current record of 25 wins and 6 losses ranked second in the west. Adelaide in the Christmas war broke out.
4 Raptors (5)
As the 2016 playoffs Eastern Conference finals, the Raptors did not participate in this season's Christmas war, but the strength of this team no doubt. The Raptors are now ranked first in offensive efficiency, and even lead the four giants of the Warriors. December 29, the Raptors will be away to challenge the Warriors, the two teams will start the exchange of war, worth the wait. If the Raptors maintain their current momentum, they have the opportunity to take away the top position of the Eastern Cavaliers.
5 Rocket (3)
Beijing time on December 21, the rocket in the fourth half of the first half was leading to 13 points, but because of defensive problems and offensive ineffective, the Spurs with three points to 100-102 Spurs reversed. In the next back-to-back game against the sun, the Rockets 125-111 won the game, this season's back-to-back second game record to 6 wins and 0 losses. Starting center Clint - Capella injured the rocket is a major loss.
29 Lakers (28)
Lakers coach Luke Walton in November, when the NBA coach of the best candidates, but by December, he has basically missed the award with this. Lakers in December, has suffered an 8-game losing streak and a 4-game losing streak, almost to create a team history, the worst record in a single month. Fortunately, in the Christmas war, the Lakers beat the city rivals Clippers, to restore some of the face.
6-15 teams are: Grizzlies, Celtics, Thunder, Jazz, Clippers; 11-15 of the team: Hornets, Bucks, Knicks, Pacers, Eagles; 16-20 26-30 teams: pelicans, 76 people, the sun, the Bulls, Nuggets, Pistons; 21-25 team: Magic, Timberwolves, Mavericks, Heat, Lakers, the Nets.