For this week’s power rankings, we start off by breaking down the top-five most thrilling games from the past week of the NBA season (Nov. 6 through Nov. 12). Then we rank all 30 teams at this point in the season.

1. Los Angeles Clippers 110, Oklahoma City Thunder 108 – Nov. 11

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook missed a potential game-winning three-pointer in the closing seconds and the Clippers held on, advancing to a franchise-best 8-1 start.

2. Memphis Grizzlies 108, Denver Nuggets 107 - Nov. 8

With 0.7 seconds remaining and his team down by one, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol tipped in a perfect inbounds lob from teammate Vince Carter as time expired, lifting Memphis past Denver in a thrilling one-point victory.

3. Houston Rockets 101, San Antonio Spurs 99 – Nov. 9

Spurs stars Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge each missed potential game-tying layups in the final seconds and James Harden led the Rockets to victory with a 24-point, 15-assist, 12-rebound triple-double.

4. Chicago Bulls 98, Miami Heat 95 – Nov. 10

In his highly-anticipated return to Miami after spending all 13 of his NBA seasons with the Heat, Bulls guard Dwyane Wade made two key, final-minute free throws — while being showered with boos from his once-hometown crowd — to help Chicago hang on.

5. Portland Trail Blazers 124, Phoenix Suns 121 - Nov. 8

After Suns shooting guard Devin Booker hit a three-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to bring the game to within a point, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard knocked down two clutch free throws, his 37th and 38th points of the night, to get Portland the win.

We selected the top-five games using Thuuz Sports, a sports analytics app company that gauges the excitement level of sporting events.

Power rankings

Team (record) movement

1. Cleveland Cavaliers (7-1) –

2. Golden State Warriors (7-2) +2

3. Los Angeles Clippers (9-1) –

4. Atlanta Hawks (7-2) +3

5. Oklahoma City Thunder (6-3) +1

6. San Antonio Spurs (7-3) -4

T-7. Charlotte Hornets (6-2) +3

T-7. Toronto Raptors (7-2) -2

9. Utah Jazz (7-4) +4

10. Houston Rockets (5-4) +2

11. Portland Trail Blazers (6-4) –

12. Chicago Bulls (6-4) +2

13. Detroit Pistons (5-5) -5

14. Boston Celtics (5-4) -5

15. Milwaukee Bucks (5-4) –

16. Los Angeles Lakers (6-4) +2

17. Memphis Grizzlies (4-5) -1

18. Indiana Pacers (4-6) -1

19. Denver Nuggets (3-6) +1

20. New York Knicks (3-6) +2

21. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-6) +2

22. Sacramento Kings (4-7) +3

23. Washington Wizards (2-7) +3

24. Miami Heat (2-6) -3

25. Brooklyn Nets (4-5) +2

26. Phoenix Suns (3-7) -2

27. Orlando Magic (3-6) -8

28. Dallas Mavericks (2-6) –

29. New Orleans Pelicans (1-9) –

30. Philadelphia 76ers (1-8) –

List of voters: USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt, Sam Amick, Kevin Spain, AJ Neuharth-Keusch and Michael Singer; Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro; The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal’s Ronald Tillery; Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis; Indianapolis Star’s Nate Taylor; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Charles Gardner; The (Bergen) Record’s Steve Popper; HoopsHype.com’s Jorge Sierra and Raul Barrigon; USA TODAY Sports Weekly’s Howard Megdal.

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