6. Los Angeles Clippers

Record: 19 - 10
Last Week's Rank: 4
Last Week's Results: L @ Dallas 92-96, (Mon); W vs. Washington 102-84, (Wed); W @ Portland 74-71, (Thu); L vs. San Antonio 100-103, (Sat)
This Week: @ Golden State, Monday (2/20); vs. Denver, Wednesday (2/22);

The Clippers held their own this week against a mediocre Portland team and the terrible Wizards but had some trouble against legit contenders like the Mavs and Spurs. The overtime loss to San Antonio on Saturday was especially painful as a costly turnover by Chris Paul with 5.7 seconds left in regulation led to a game-tying three pointer by Gary Neal. Despite the loss, the Clippers still maintain a two game lead in the Pacific Division and are ranked third in the West. All of this makes us wonder why J.R. Smith chose to go to the Knicks over the Clippers. Was it the Linsanity or something a bit more sinister? It's kool J.R, we kan see why you went to the Knicks. —Ralph Warner