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Here are the Top 10 as done by former player Steve Kerr:

1. Detroit Pistons (59-14, Last ranking: 1) – Chauncey Billups may be rekindling his MVP bid. He scored 35 points and made several huge shots in the fourth quarter in a win over Steve Nash and the Suns.

2. San Antonio Spurs (57-16, Last ranking: 2) – The Spurs are doing what they always seem to do in April: peaking.

3. New Jersey Nets (44-28, Last ranking: 7) – Should the Nets face Miami in the second round of the playoffs, the Heat should ponder this: Vince Carter has averaged 38.5 points against them, including games of 43 and 51, to help New Jersey win three of the four meetings.

4. Dallas Mavericks (55-19, Last ranking: 3) – Will injuries keep this club from a long playoff run? Keith Van Horn is the latest Maverick to be sidelined after breaking his hand last week and will most likely miss the postseason.

5. Phoenix Suns (49-24, Last ranking: 4) – It appears Amare Stoudemire's return was a short-lived experiment. He'll probably be put on the shelf for the remainder of the season.

6. Miami Heat (48-25, Last ranking: 5) – The Heat would like to finish the season strongly and secure the No. 2 seed in the East. They don't want to give up the second-round home-court advantage to New Jersey by stumbling over their last 11 games.

7. Cleveland Cavaliers (44-29, Last ranking: 10) – What LeBron James has done during the Cavaliers' eight-game winning streak is sublime. It will be a joy to watch him play in the postseason for the first time in his career.

8. Los Angeles Clippers (42-30, Last ranking: 6) – The Clips play their final 10 games against Western Conference teams, seven of them against playoff clubs. It'll be a pretty good tuneup for the postseason.

9. Memphis Grizzlies (42-32, Last ranking: 9) – Mike Miller continues his push for the Sixth Man Award. Since scoring a franchise-record 41 points, he has averaged 15 in his last nine games.

10. Denver Nuggets (41-33, Last ranking: 8) – Three-point shooting continues to be a problem for the Nuggets. They've made 158 fewer threes than their opponents this season.

I disagree with the Nets being ranked 3rd even thogh they are playing great right now there is no way they can beat the Heat (who are 6th according to this) in a 7 game series. Also i would take the Clippers or Suns over the Mavericks.
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