NBA Power Rankings 2012: Denver Nuggets Come In At No. 10

The Denver Nuggets are hoping a rough February can turn into a powerful March as a few of their most important cogs start to get healthy. The Nuggets saw how big of a difference point guard Ty Lawson can make last night in just his third game back from an ankle injury. Lawson's near triple-double (22 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds) sparked a Denver victory over the mighty San Antonio Spurs. It was the third straight win for George Karl's crew, and enough to vault them into the top ten of Tom Ziller's SB Nation NBA Power Rankings.

At 21-17, Ziller has the Nuggets at No. 10.

The Nuggets had a brutal week on the schedule coming out of All-Star ... and aced it. Kings, Cavs and Hornets this week looks much easier. Let's go streaking.

For more on Lawson's injury, stay with SB Nation Denver. For more on the Nuggets, visit Denver Stiffs. For news and notes around the league, head over to SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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