3. San Antonio Spurs

Record: 22 - 9
Last Week's Rank: 6
Last Week's Results: W @ Detroit 99-95, (Tue); W @ Toronto 113-106, (Wed); W @ LA Clippers 103-100, (Sat)
This Week: @ Utah, Monday (2/20); @ Portland, Tuesday (2/21); @ Denver, Thursday (2/23)

The Spurs have snuck up on Oklahoma City with the same quiet anonymity of their supporting cast. In a season that's seen Manu Ginobili sidelined with a broken hand and Tim Duncan playing at less than an All-Star level, the Spurs have been saved by an unidentifiable collection of Euro League castaways and pine-riding afterthoughts. During their current 10-game wining streak, the Spurs have seen Danny Green rain from the three-point line, Tiago Splitter become a force off the bench, and Kawhi Leonard emerge as the NBA's most pleasant rookie surprise. With their road woes behind them and Tony Parker playing out of his mind, the Spurs may soon emerge as the West's top team. —Sean Evans