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NBA Power Rankings: Spurs still thriving

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NBA Power Rankings: Spurs still thriving

New Year, same Spurs.

The San Antonio Spurs have yet to lose in 2016 and still have yet to lose at home this season. 

They currently sit 1.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the league. 

The Spurs are doing it as a team, which should come as no surprise for this organization. They have the third highest-scoring bench in the league with 40.8 points per game. 

Teams are getting run out of the gym when they face San Antonio, they have the largest margin of victory in the league at 14.2 points per game and are tops in the league at defense, allowing just 89.6 points per game.

They aren't just beating up on the weak teams either. Kawhi Leonard and company showed their dominance as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers at home to snap their eight-game win streak. 

Will they finally overtake the Warriors in the power rankings?

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Finally, the Wizards had a solid week and their stud shooting guard Bradley Beal finally returned after being out for weeks. See where they land as well as your other favorite teams in this week's NBA Power Rankings.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Beal and Porter need to step up and so does the defense

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Beal and Porter need to step up and so does the defense

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller broke down the Wizards' 0-2 deficit and how Bradley Beal and Otto Porter need to play better.

They went into the potential change in the starting lineup, why the Wizards are doing so poorly on defense and the historical odds the Wizards are now up against.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!

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Drake calls Kelly Oubre a 'bum', Oubre doesn't take the bait

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Drake calls Kelly Oubre a 'bum', Oubre doesn't take the bait

One thing rapper Drake has been known for is being a very vocal sports fan, that always seems to make himself the center of attention.

He also seems to be a fan of just about any team that happens to be winning at the moment. 

He's been seen in everything from Kentucky gear at a basketball game, to Alabama and Texas A&M football apparel (seriously, just Google "Drake bandwagon fan" and take a look).

One team he's always seemed to stay loyal to though is his hometown Raptors. Especially when it comes to yelling at anyone he can on the other team.

First, it was John Wall having a back-and-forth with Drake on the court.

Now, it seems to be Kelly Oubre that gets to help Drake suck up more attention on social media. 

After C.J. Miles hit a three-pointer during the fourth quarter of Washington’s 130-119 loss Tuesday night, the cameras caught him doing what he just can't help himself from doing.

Oubre though, doesn't take it personally, even when it was pointed out to him postgame.

Maybe it's because Oubre wants to start his own fashion line, and hopes to have Drake help promote it.

Maybe it's because Oubre doesn't want to ever show up on a Drake diss track (even though he apparently deleted this tweet from a long time ago right after the game).

Or Maybe Oubre is just being the bigger man.

Either way, it's safe to say this trend will continue for Drake and whoever his next Wizards target is on the court.

Given Drake's history though, if the Wizards come back and win the series, will we see him in a Wall or Oubre jersey?

Considering all the bandwagons he's jumped on, it would surprise very few if it happened. 

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