13. Denver Nuggets

Record: 17 - 15
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: W vs. Phoenix 109-92, (Tue); L @ Dallas 84-102, (Wed); L @ Memphis 102-103, (Fri); L @ Oklahoma City 118-124, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Minnesota, Monday (2/20); @ LA Clippers, Wednesday (2/22); vs. San Antonio, Thursday (2/23)

In the immortal words of former Knick Micheal Ray Richardson, "the ship be sinkin'." With leading scorer Danilo Gallinari sidelined for the forseeable future with a chip fracture in his left foot, the Nuggets continue to sink, losing three of four for the third week in a row. Fortunately. their hot start means they're still above .500, but for how long? The good thing is that they can't lose three of four again next week — because they only play three games.—Russ Bengtson