NBA Power Rankings: Warriors, Thunder rising ahead of final battle


The Golden State Warriors, truth be told, have returned to the summit of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings somewhat by default.
A 3-0 week against three sub-.500 teams from the Eastern Conference doesn't exactly signal that the Warriors are back to their best. The Committee (of One) can't simply forget the fact that Golden State recently went 2-5 over a seven-game stretch starting with the night in Washington that it lost Kevin Durant.