12. Los Angeles Clippers

Record: 4 - 2
Last Week's Rank: 15
Last Week's Results: W vs. Houston, 117-89 (Wed); W vs. Milwaukee, 92-86 (Fri)
This Week: @ Portland, Tuesday (1/10); vs. Miami, Wednesday (1/11); vs. L.A. Clippers, Friday (1/13)

The Clippers took advantage of a light schedule this week by winning home games against the Rockets and Bucks. The expected stars showed up with CP3 dropping dimes and Blake Griffin scoring 20 or more points per game. But it's the role players that have been keys to the team's success. Caron Butler dropped 20 points against the Bucks while the return of Reggie Evans has provided a big defensive lift off the bench. The Clippers currently sit at the top of the Pacific division and will face the Lakers this Friday. Is it time to start calling L.A. Lob City?—Ralph Warner