14. Boston Celtics

Record: 21 - 19
Last Week's Rank: 16
Last Week's Results: W vs. Houston 97-92, (Tue); L @ Philadelphia 71-103, (Wed); W vs. Portland 104-86, (Fri); L @ LA Lakers 97-94, (Sun)
This Week: @ LA Clippers, Monday (3/12); @ Golden State, Wednesday (3/14); @ Sacramento, Friday (3/16); @ Denver, Saturday (3/17)

The lockout really hurt a veteran team like the Celtics. They've lacked consistency all season, which might be attributed to the condensed schedule combined with old legs. Boston has been playing well as of late, but got their asses kicked against the Sixers and lost a heart-breaker to the Lakers yesterday. That said, KG's insertion into the starting lineup has paid dividends and the Celtics are looking like a new team. They play Lob City tonight, which should make for good TV. —Angel Diaz