3. Miami Heat

Record: 31 - 9
Last Week's Rank: 3
Last Week's Results: W vs. New Jersey 108-78, (Tue); W vs. Atlanta 89-86, (Wed); W vs. Indiana 93-91, (Sat)
This Week: @ Orlando, Tuesday (3/13); @ Chicago, Wednesday (3/14); @ Philadelphia, Friday (3/16); vs. Orlando, Sunday (3/18)

It wasn't easy, but the Heat went 3-0 this week. After edging out the Hawks on Wednesday, LeBron said in the post-game interview that the team needed to be involved in a contest where they had to fight to get the win. OK, good thing you got that out of your system. But how do you explain the need for clutch shots by both James and Wade to pull out the W over the Pacers three days later? The schedule for this coming week isn't going to be easy at all, so hopefully you have that late-heroics thing down pat. —Jose Martinez