4. San Antonio Spurs

Record: 25 - 11
Last Week's Rank: 4
Last Week's Results: L vs. Chicago 89-96, (Wed); W vs. Charlotte 102-72, (Fri); L vs. Denver 99-94, Sunday (3/4)
This Week: vs. New York, Wednesday (3/7); vs. LA Clippers, Friday (3/9)

It took over two months for Los Spurs to lose two home games, but they dropped a pair this week. San Antonio ran into a buzz saw from Chicago in their first game after the break and lost a close one Sunday night to the Nuggets. Manu Ginobili didn't look particularly sharp in his return to the team Sunday but showed flashes of brilliance with a couple highlight-worthy passes. This week was a minor setback but the Spurs are still one of the NBA's elite teams. With eight of their next ten games against playoff-caliber opponents we'll see how long they can stay that way. —Sean Evans