19. Utah Jazz

Record: 17 - 19
Last Week's Rank: 19
Last Week's Results: L @ Sacramento 96-103, (Tue); W vs. Houston 104-83, (Wed); W vs. Miami 99-98, (Fri); L @ Dallas 96-102, (Sat)
This Week: @ Cleveland, Monday (3/5); @ Charlotte, Wednesday (3/7); @ Philadelphia, Friday (3/9); @ Chicago, Saturday (3/10)

The Jazz went .500 last week, which would be good if a) they weren't already two games below .500, and b) they didn't have to see Deron Williams score a career-high 57 points as a New Jersey Net. At least they survived the Heat—the Jazz watched LeBron James nearly single-handedly dismantle their double-digit lead before passing on the potential game-winner in favor of an open Udonis Haslem. Haslem missed, the Jazz survived. Games at Cleveland and Charlotte this week could very well get them back to .500, although the following games at Chicago and Philadelphia could put them right back where they started. —Russ Bengtson