14. Houston Rockets

Record: 18 - 14
Last Week's Rank: 11
Last Week's Results: L @ Memphis 83-93, (Tue); W vs. Oklahoma City 96-95, (Wed); L vs. Minnesota 98-111, (Fri); W vs. Utah 85-101, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Memphis, Monday (2/20); vs. Philadelphia, Wednesday (2/22)

This week was a bit of a setback for the Rockets, losing games to Minnesota and Memphis – two teams they'll be competing with in the West's playoff bubble. So far this season, the Rockets have had to lean hard on their bench. While their depth has Houston exceeding all expectations, they've been unable to define a go-to player late in games. Kyle Lowry scored 32 points in Sunday's win against the Jazz. If he can make a return to the All-Star level production he was enjoying earlier in the season, then the Rockets will keep their post at the bottom of the West's playoff standings. —Sean Evans