13. Denver Nuggets

Record: 23 - 19
Last Week's Rank: 13
Last Week's Results: W vs. Sacramento 119-116, (Mon); L vs. Cleveland 99-100, (Wed); W vs. New Orleans 110-97, (Fri); L vs. Memphis, 94-91 (Sun)
This Week: vs. Atlanta, Tuesday (3/13); vs. Oklahoma City, Thursday (3/15); vs. Boston, Saturday (3/17)

Yeah, well, maybe last week's schedule wasn't so easy after all. The Nuggets went 2-2, losing to the Grizz on Sunday and the Northwest killer Cavs (who also beat the Thunder) by a single point. Their absurdly long nine-game homestand continues this week, but with Atlanta, Oklahoma City, and Boston coming to town, things won't get any easier. And whilst Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson are back healthy, the fact that they combined for five points in the loss to the Grizzlies (Gallo chipping in 0 of those 5) doesn't bode well. —Russ Bengtson