3. Miami Heat

Record: 11 - 5
Last Week's Rank: 4
Last Week's Results: W vs. San Antonio 120-98, (Tue); W vs. Los Angeles Lakers 98-87, (Thur); W vs. Philadelphia 113-97, (Sat); L vs. Milwaukee 91-82, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Cleveland, Tuesday (1/24); @ Detroit, Wednesday (1/25); vs. New York, Friday (1/27); vs. Chicago, Sunday (1/29)

This past week, the Big 3 turned into the Big 2 with the absence of Dwyane Wade due to a sprained right ankle. But you probably haven't noticed because the Heat are playing great basketball in some tough matchups. After easily disposing of the Spurs, they manhandled the Lake Show and destroyed the red-hot Sixers. Miami is keeping Wade off the court until he's 100%. However, these guys aren't in dire need of his help...just yet. —Jose Martinez