4. San Antonio Spurs

Record: 24 - 10
Last Week's Rank: 3
Last Week's Results: W @ Utah 106-102, (Mon); L @ Portland 97-137, (Tue); W @ Denver 114-99, (Thu)
This Week: vs. Chicago, Wednesday (2/29); vs. Charlotte, Friday (3/2); vs. Denver, Sunday (3/4)

The Spurs only lose when they want to. Their 11-game winning streak was snapped this week when they sat Tony Parker and Tim Duncan and essentially ceded a game to Portland. Over the past month, San Antonio has gone from honorable mention to elite and looks as title-worthy as any team in the NBA. The Spurs close out an 11-1 February against Chicago Wednesday and their 8-1 stretch on the road marks their best since 2003. Well rested, relatively healthy, and with an abundance of home games in March, Tim Duncan & Co. are set up to continue their regular season dominance. —Sean Evans