20. Portland Trail Blazers

Record: 18 - 19
Last Week's Rank: 16
Last Week's Results: L @ Denver 95-104, (Wed); L vs. Miami 93-107, (Thu); L vs. Minnesota 110-122, (Sat)
This Week: vs. New Orleans, Monday (3/5); @ Minnesota, Wednesday (3/7); @ Boston, Friday (3/9); @ Washington, Saturday (3/10)

So much for the whole bipolar thing. The Portland Trail Blazers lost, lost and lost again last week, with two in-division losses bracketing a 14-point beating by the Heat. What's worse is that the Blazers gave up 104, 107 and 122 points. While it seems unlikely opponent's scoring will continue to increase exponentially against the Hornets at the Rose Garden, it appears that the Blazers have more to figure out than Raymond Felton's BMI. —Russ Bengtson