Record: 18 - 42
Last Week's Rank: 28
Last Week's Results: L vs. LA Lakers 91-93, (Mon); W vs. Sacramento 105-96, (Wed); W vs. Utah 96-85, (Fri); W vs. Memphis 88-75, (Sun)
This Week: @ Charlotte, Monday (4/16); @ Memphis, Wednesday (4/18); vs. Houston, Thursday (4/19); @ LA Clippers, Sunday (4/22)
The Hornets lost by two to the Lakers (without Kobe) and went 3-0 the rest of the week, including a Sunday night win against the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies. NOLA will finish the season with an atrocious record but they're not as hopeless as many of their bottom-feeding brethren. They have ownership that will keep them in New Orleans for the foreseeable future, they have a nucleus of young talented players, and Monty Williams seems to provide some stability to the team. It's a wrap on 2012 but 2013 could be a turning point in the franchise. — Sean Evans