10. Indiana Pacers

Record: 23 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 9
Last Week's Results: L @ Chicago 72-92, (Mon); L vs. Atlanta 96-101 (Tue); L @ Miami 91-93, (Sat); L @ Orlando 107-94, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Portland, Tuesday (3/13); vs. Philadelphia, Wednesday (3/14); @ New York, Friday (3/16); vs. New York, Saturday (3/17)

See what we mean about the Pacers? Right before and right after the All-Star break, they looked great. Only problem: They were playing teams like the Hornets and Bobcats. Last week, they had to face four playoff teams in the Bulls, Hawks, Heat, and Magic and they fell flat on their faces, losing all four games. If this team wants us to take them seriously, they need to start winning a few more of those games in addition to the ones against the worst teams in the league. Otherwise, they just look like a squad that's still a year away from making any serious noise.—Chris Yuscavage