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Morning Tip Top 15 Rankings: Warriors keep impressing

And, who is the Team of the Week ... and the Team of the Weak?

POSTED: Jun 6, 2016 12:04 PM ET

By David Aldridge

BY David Aldridge

TNT Analyst

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David Aldridge takes a look at the week that was around the NBA, and uses that to help him rank which teams are the top 15 in the league right now.

(previous rank in brackets; last week's record in parenthesis)

1) Golden State [3] (3-0): It is said that character is what you do when nobody's looking. Well, everybody in basketball is looking at what the Warriors have done since being down 3-1 to Oklahoma City, and it's mighty impressive.

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2) Cleveland [1] (0-2): Kyrie Irving, Eastern Conference finals: 58 of 120 from the floor, 48.3 percent. Kyrie Irving, NBA Finals: 12 of 36 from the floor, 33 percent.

3) Oklahoma City [2] (0-1): Season complete. Let the breathless speculation from "sources within Durant's camp" commence.

4) Toronto [4]: Season complete. Raptors, per sources, will keep assistant coach Rex Kalamian, who'd been in high demand by the Rockets and Wizards.

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5) San Antonio [5]: Season complete.

6) L.A. Clippers [6]: Season complete.

7) Miami [7]: Season complete.

8) Atlanta [8]: Season complete.

9) Boston [9]: Season complete.

10) Portland [10]: Season complete.

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11) Charlotte [11]: Season complete.

12) Memphis [12]: Season complete.

13) Indiana [13]: Season complete.

14) Detroit [14]: Season complete.

15) Dallas [15]: Season complete.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Mexico (1-0): Defeated Uruguay 3-1 in Copa America play Sunday, behind 37-year-old Rafa Marquez, who scored the game-winner in the 85th minute. But it was Brazil's Neymar who got into the Warriors' locker room after Game 2 Sunday before all the media to swap jerseys with Stephen Curry.

TEAM OF THE WEAK

Cleveland (0-2): Curry and Thompson have combined for 54 points in two games, which either one is capable of getting by himself in one game. Yet the Cavs have gotten their doors blown off twice, with two of the least competitive second halves of basketball in a Finals series that I can remember. It's The Finals! Where is the compete code on this console?

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Longtime NBA reporter and columnist David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here and follow him on Twitter.

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