6. Denver Nuggets

Record: 15 - 9
Last Week's Rank: 4
Last Week's Results: L @ Memphis 97-100, (Tue); W @ LA Clippers 112-91, (Thu); L vs. LA Lakers 89-93, (Fri); L @ Portland 97-117, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Houston, Monday (2/6); vs. Dallas, Wednesday (2/8); vs. Golden State, Thursday (2/9); @ Indiana, Saturday (2/11)

Maybe the Nuggets need J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler back. Denver stumbled last week, losing three of four, just picking up the revenge game against Chauncey Billups and the Clippers. Losing by three to the Grizzlies and four to the Lakers wasn't that bad—but losing by 20 to division rival Blazers was a tough blow to take. Maybe having the next three games at home (Houston, Dallas and Golden State) will get them back on track. Otherwise, time to start calling China. —Russ Bengtson