16. Houston Rockets

Record: 13 - 11
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: L vs. Minnesota 108-120, (Mon); L @ San Antonio 91-99, (Wed); W vs. Phoenix 99-81, (Fri); L @ Minnesota 91-100, (Sat)
This Week: @ Denver, Monday (2/6); @ Portland, Wednesday (2/8); @ Phoenix, Thursday (2/9); @ Golden State, Sunday (2/11)

When a team void of superstars wins, it's easy to overlook their flaws. Houston entered this week riding a seven-game winning streak and fitting nicely into the playoff picture as the NBA's little overachievers. But this week Houston looked flat, tired and struggled to establish a true go-to player in losses to San Antonio and Minnesota. With Kyle Lowry coming back down to Earth after a hot start and Kevin Martin disappearing in the fourth quarter, Houston's been exposed as a team not quite ready for prime time. In the midst of playing six away games in twelve days (four road games this week), expect Houston's downtick to continue until Kyle Lowry regains his early season form and Kevin Martin starts hitting shots in the fourth quarter. —Sean Evans