A quarter of the way through the 2016-17 season, and some of the usual suspects have begun to separate themselves from the pack in the Eastern and Western conferences. In the East Cleveland
moved to 3-0 on the season against the Toronto Raptors
with a 116-112 win in Toronto Monday night, with LeBron James accounting for 34 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Cleveland now holds the tiebreaker should they finish the season tied with Toronto, and while there's a long way to go this season there's a good chance that home court advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs was determined Monday night.
Out west there's been more competition for the top spot with Golden State
, the L.A. Clippers
and San Antonio
currently at the head of the class. But it's been the Warriors who have played well both at home and on the road, winning 14 of their last 15 games with the most recent being a blowout win over Indiana in which Klay Thompson scored 40 first half points. San Antonio's off to a 12-0 start on the road, with the Clippers 2-4 in their last six games after winning 11 of their 12 games prior. Here is this week's top 10, with the struggling Atlanta Hawks tumbling out of the rankings and Chicago departing as well. (Getty)