7. Indiana Pacers

Record: 13 - 6
Last Week's Rank: 8
Last Week's Results: L vs. Orlando 83-102, (Tue); W @ Chicago 95-90, (Wed); L @ Boston 97-94, (Fri); W @ Orlando 106-85, (Sunday)
This Week: vs. New Jersey, Tuesday (1/31); @ Minnesota, Wednesday (2/1); @ Dallas, Friday (2/3); vs. Orlando, Saturday (2/4)

It was a week full of ups and down for the Pacers. They lost to the Magic, then beat the Bulls, then took an L to the Celtics, and then got some revenge against the Magic. What seems to be the problem here, fellas? In order to keep pace with the Bulls in the division race—and the Heat, 76ers, and Hawks in the playoff race—you're gonna have to do better than that. Then again, it's gonna be hard for other teams to keep pace with you if you keep winning decisively at home, where you're 5-1 on the season so far. So you're obviously doing something right this season. Keep it up. But, please: Don't piss off the Bulls in the process!—Chris Yuscavage