Power Rankings: Bloggers weigh in

Updated: February 19, 2013, 8:12 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
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The consensus four best teams in the league return to work from the NBA All-Star break right where they belong.

All lined up, once again, in the top four spots of ESPN's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

The Los Angeles Clippers' recent 3-6 skid while Chris Paul's right kneecap was healing dropped the Clips as low as No. 6 earlier this month, but the All-Star Game MVP's return to full speed has hauled L.A. back up to No. 4 as the stretch run to the playoffs gets under way.

The order of the top three remains unchanged -- San Antonio, Miami and Oklahoma City -- but this edition of the rankings is historic nonetheless because the committee (of one) has introduced a once-a-season invitation to the various team blogs in ESPN's TrueHoop Network to fire in their input for the comments section on this Monday.

The 1-to-30 team order, as always, comes exclusively from your trusty committee, but each comment in these rankings -- as we exit All-Star Weekend and move into the final few days of NBA trade season -- was written in collaboration with the member of the TrueHoop Network listed.

The rankings, as always, were compiled with peerless assisting from ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau. Click here to rank the teams yourself.

Also, check out John Hollinger's daily Power Rankings.

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