NBA Power Rankings: Utah Jazz leap into the top-5

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The Hornets were only able to win one game this week, knocking off the Atlanta Hawks on the road. That’s four wins this season over the Hawks, and a lot of that success can be attributed to Dwight Howard demolishing his former team. Howard had 33 points and 12 rebounds in the win, while Nic Batum added 16 assists. The losses sting a bit this week, but the real pain came in the form of Achilles tendinitis for Batum, who will be sidelined until he’s able to recover. The season can’t be over soon enough.