23. Golden State Warriors

Record: 2 - 6
Last Week's Rank: 20
Last Week's Results: L @ Phoenix, 91-102 (Mon); L @ San Antonio, 95-101 (Wed); L @ L.A. Lakers, 90-97 (Fri); L vs. Utah, 87-88 (Sat)
This Week: vs. Miami, Tuesday (1/10); vs. Orlando, Thursday (1/12); @ Charlotte, Saturday (1/14); @ Detroit, Sunday (1/15)

Well, the Warriors developed some consistency this past week but it definitely wasn't the kind they were looking for. Golden State can attribute their losing streak to injuries and a lack of production. Steph Curry was sidelined with his sprained ankle while Dorell Wright's slump (shooting 32.7% from the field) is causing Mark Jackson to consider benching the forward. Things will get a bit tougher this week as they start with home games against Miami and Orlando. Golden State should know that getting blown out by the Magic is no way to entice Superman into saving, uh, we mean, join your squad. —Ralph Warner