21. Phoenix Suns

Record: 6 - 9
Last Week's Rank: 20
Last Week's Results: L @ Chicago 97-118, (Tue); W @ New York 91-88, (Wed); W @ Boston 79-81, (Fri)
This Week: @ Dallas, Monday (1/23); vs. Toronto, Tuesday (1/24); @ Portland, Friday (1/27); vs. Memphis, Saturday (1/28)

Gone are the days where the Suns drop 120 plus points on their way to victories. But these days, the aging squad will take the Ws anyway they can get 'em. The Suns were able to take two out of three games on a tough road trip this week as they beat the Knicks at the Garden then went up to Boston to beat the Rondo-less Celtics in a game where they only scored 79 points. A nice 24 point 12 rebound performance from Marcin Gortat proved to be the difference against Boston. Despite the victories this week, the Suns are still 6-9 and ranked 12th in the Western Conference. Putting up 92 points a game on a team not really known for its defense will do that to ya. —Ralph Warner