18. Utah Jazz

Record: 19 - 21
Last Week's Rank: 19
Last Week's Results: W @ Cleveland 109-100, (Mon); W @ Charlotte 99-93, (Wed); L @ Philadelphia 91-104, (Fri); L @ Chicago 97-111, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Detroit, Monday (3/12); @ Phoenix, Wednesday (3/14); vs. Minnesota, Thursday (3/15); vs. Golden State, Saturday (3/17); @ LA Lakers, Sunday (3/18)

It is probably no consolation to the 19-21 Jazz, who are dead last in the Northwest, that they would be in third place in either the Central or Atlantic Divisions. The Jazz did exactly as predicted last week, beating the Cavs and Bobcats to get back to .500 before being whomped by the Sixers and Bulls. It's a five-game week for Utah this week, and while none of their opponents are exactly world beaters, neither are the Jazz. —Russ Bengtson