NBA.com Power Rankings for Week 5; Heat jump from 8th to 6th

The Miami Heat are way out-performing expectations in 2019. After finishing last season 39-43 and under .500 at the AAA, the Heat are red-hot in 2019 and undefeated at home (5-0). With huge performance which seems like nightly from Dragic (16.1 PPG off the bench), Herro (13.3 PPG), Nunn (17.8 PPG), and Adebayo (13.9 PPG and 10.5 rebounds). The addition of All-Star Jimmy Butler has emerged one of the best off-season acquisitions averaging 18.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 7.2 assist.

Now the NBA is starting to notice the Heat with their latest power rankings place them at 6th overall after starting 9-3 and currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference. The Lakers top the Power Rankings with the Celtics, Bucks, Nuggets and Rockets rounding out the top 5.

The Biggest surprise has to be the Warriors being ranked the bottom at 30 even having the disaster Knicks being ranked at 29th.

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