8. Los Angeles Clippers

Record: 23 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 7
Last Week's Results: L @ Minnesota 94-95, (Mon); L @ New Jersey 100-101, (Wed); W @ San Antonio 120-108, (Fri); L vs. Golden State 97-93, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Boston, Monday (3/12); vs. Atlanta, Wednesday (3/14); vs. Phoenix, Thursday (3/15); vs. Houston, Saturday (3/17); vs. Detroit, Sunday (3/18)

Uh-oh, the Lob City crew looks like they may be in a bit of a second half slump. Since the All-Star break, the Clippers are 3-5 and have now slipped into second place in the Pacific Division after holding a lead over the Lake Show for months. A couple one-point losses to the Nets and Timberwolves got things off to a bad start for the Clippers this week and last night's home loss to a young Golden State team had to leave a sour taste in the mouth of L.A. fans. On top of going 1-3, the Clippers added some injury to the insult when Chris Paul broke his nose in Friday's game against the Spurs. Team super stars rocking masks like it's a new trend? Where they do that at? Oh yeah, La La Land.—Ralph Warner