10. Dallas Mavericks

Record: 13 - 8
Last Week's Rank: 14
Last Week's Results: W vs. Phoenix 93-87, (Mon); L vs.Minnesota 90-105, (Wed); W vs. Utah 116-101, (Fri); W vs. San Antonio 100-101, (Sun)
This Week: @ Phoenix, Monday (1/30); vs. Oklahoma City, Wednesday (2/1); vs. Indiana, Friday (2/3); @ Cleveland, Saturday (2/4)

Dirk-less, beat up, and with Lamar Odom playing like Erick Dampier 2.0, Dallas had every reason to fade this week. Instead, the Mavs win three games (including an overtime thriller against San Antonio Sunday night) retaking control of the Southwest Division and officially shaking their championship hangover. This week, Nowitzki returns to the lineup just in time for back-to-back home games against the Thunder and Pacers. —Sean Evans