Watch out for ... Philly and Houston?

PER Diem: Dec. 21, 2010

Updated: December 21, 2010, 1:15 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Martin/IguodalaUS PresswireDespite their losing records, don't count the Rockets and Sixers out of the playoff hunt just yet.

It's that time again: Time to alert the masses to a finding that flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

No longer is the controversy at the top of my Power Rankings, which look fairly straightforward these days: Streaking Boston and Miami teams own the top two spots, a 24-3 San Antonio teams sits third, and the Lakers, Mavs, Bulls and Jazz are right behind.