13. Denver Nuggets

Record: 21 - 17
Last Week's Rank: 14
Last Week's Results: W vs. Portland 104-95, (Wed); W @ Houston 117-105, (Fri); W @ San Antonio 99-94, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Sacramento, Monday (3/5); vs. Cleveland, Wednesday (3/7); vs. New Orleans, Friday (3/9); vs. Memphis, Sunday (3/11)

Three games, three wins—just what the Nuggets needed. Capping things off with a big win at San Antonio (as Ty Lawson missed a triple-double by a single rebound) was just the icing on the cake. And next week should see them put a little more distance on their non-Thunder Northwest counterparts, with games against Sacramento, Cleveland, New Orleans and Memphis. —Russ Bengtson