7. Atlanta Hawks

Record: 12 - 5
Last Week's Rank: 8
Last Week's Results: W vs. Toronto 93-84, (Mon); W vs. Portland 92-89, (Wed); L @ Philadelphia 76-90, (Fri); W vs. Cleveland 121-94, (Sat)
This Week: @ Milwaukee, Monday (1/23); @ San Antonio, Wednesday (1/25); @ Detroit, Friday (1/27); @ New Orleans, Sunday (1/29)

Another week goes by and the Hawks just keep on winning. While the loss to Philadelphia was a tough one, they didn't let the ship veer too far off course by easily handling the Cavs at home. This week, Atlanta will be playing entirely on the road. Normally, this would be a cause for concern but this team has already succeeded in tougher weeks. —Jose Martinez