13. Utah Jazz

Record: 11 - 7
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: L vs. Toronto 106-111, (Wed); L @ Dallas 101-116, (Fri); vs. W Sacramento 96-93, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Portland, Monday (1/30); vs. LA Clippers, Wednesday (2/1); @ Golden State, Thursday (2/2); vs. Lakers, Saturday (2/4)

A struggle week for the Jazz, as a three-point win over the Kings kept them from an o-fer. Still, the Jazz remain comfortably four games in the black as we near the second third of the shortened season. Utah are doing it with steady play—neither Paul Millsap nor Al Jefferson may make the All-Star game, but their near-identical 17 and 9 lines make them both worthy candidates. The Jazz need to be careful, though—a week of Blazers, Clippers, Warriors, and Lakers could get them back to plain old .500 in a hurry. —Russ Bengtson