Lakers seize top spot; Hawks climb to No. 3

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The season is only two weeks old, but already we've seen a blockbuster trade (Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups), a surprise unbeaten team (Hawks) and a major injury (Tony Parker). Meanwhile, there are signs of hope in New York, of all places. But the more things change, the more they stay the same at the top, where last year's NBA finalists once again have staked their early claims as the teams to beat in their respective conferences.

This week's high riser: Knicks (No. 14 from 27)
This week's big drop: Spurs (No. 24 from 14)

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