17. Memphis Grizzlies

Record: 12 - 12
Last Week's Rank: 16
Last Week's Results: L vs. San Antonio 73-83, (Mon); W vs. Denver 100-97, (Tue); W @ Atlanta 96-77, (Thu); L 94-101 @ Oklahoma City, (Fri); L @ Boston 98-80, (Sun)
This Week: vs. San Antonio, Monday (2/6); vs. Minnesota, Wednesday (2/8); vs. Indiana, Friday (2/10); vs. Utah, Sunday (2/12)

Watch out, Memphis has some fight in em'. After a four-game losing streak had Memphis on the verge of spiraling out of contention, they won tough games against Denver and Atlanta to remain in the playoff discussion. Tony Allen ratcheted up the defense and Mike Conley's grinding hard, playing forty minutes a night. With Zach Randolph “on schedule” to return next month, the Grizz are in a position to be a very dangerous playoff team. The question is: can Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay keep the team in contention until Randolph comes back in March? We'll see. —Sean Evans