25. Toronto Raptors

Record: 3 - 5
Last Week's Rank: 28
Last Week's Results: W @ Knicks, 90-85 (Mon); W vs. Cleveland, 92-77 (Wed); L vs. New Jersey, 85-97 (Fri); L @ Philadelphia, 62-97 (Sat)
This Week: vs. Minnesota, Monday (1/9); @ Washington, Tuesday (1/10); vs. Sacramento, Wednesday (1/11); vs. Indiana, Friday (1/13); @ Chicago, Saturday (1/14)

A strong start to the week with wins in New York and over Cleveland got ugly in a hurry for the Raps, capped by a disaster performance in Philadelphia where Toronto failed to score 20 points in any quarter, and managed just 28 in the second half (by comparison, the Sixers scored 32—in the 3rd quarter). The Raptors aren't really young, and they aren't very good. It's shaping up to be a long winter in the T-Dot until Blue Jays camp opens. —Jack Erwin