In the Rankings: Week 13

Every Monday, the Lakers Basketblog checks the net to bring you the latest NBA power rankings.

NBA.com
This Week: 2 | Last Week: 5 | Diff: +3

Jordan Farmar’s (productive) return was a pleasant surprise on what turned out to be a pretty good Sunday for the Lakers. The win over the Spurs was Andrew Bynum’s third straight double-double, a run that began with 42 and 15 against the Clippers on Wednesday. The 42 points was 14 more than Bynum’s previous career high.

ESPN.com
This Week: 2 | Last Week: 3 | Diff: +1

So do you think the Lakers — fresh off toasting the Spurs and fully healthy for the first time in weeks — are secretly freaked because they’ve played more home games and fewer roadies than anyone else? Us, neither

SI.com
This Week: 1 | Last Week: 4 | Diff: +3

Their NBA-low total of 17 road games is about to increase in a hurry. After Tuesday’s game against Charlotte in Los Angeles, the Lakers play their next six games on the road. That trip ends with visits to Boston and Cleveland.

USAToday.com
This Week: 1 | Last Week: 3 | Diff: +2

Lakers bounce back with 4-0 week; Bynum averages 23.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks.

Average Ranking: This Week: 1.5 | Last Week: 3.75 | Diff: +2.25