10. Dallas Mavericks

Record: 22 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 5
Last Week's Results: L vs. New Jersey 92-93, (Tue); L @ Memphis 85-96, (Wed); L @ New Orleans 92-97, (Fri); W vs. Utah 102-96, (Sat)
This Week: @ Oklahoma City, Monday (3/5); vs. New York, Tuesday (3/6); @ Phoenix, Thursday (3/8); @ Sacramento, Friday (3/9); @ Golden State, Saturday (3/10)

No team in the NBA came out of the break worse than the Mavs. Not only did Dallas drop games to the lowly Nets AND Hornets this week, but Lamar Odom continued his soap opera season, apologizing to his teammates for his highly scrutinized absence from the team. The Mavericks have had other bad stretches this season and have, so far, been able to regain their championship form. Dallas fans should take solace in their team's win Sunday night against Utah with a season-high 40 points from Dirk and a strong second half from Odom. —Sean Evans