26. Sacramento Kings

Record: 14 - 27
Last Week's Rank: 25
Last Week's Results: L @ Denver 116-119, (Mon); W vs. New Orleans 99-98, (Wed); W vs. Dallas 110-97, (Fri); L vs. Atlanta 106-99, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Golden State, Tuesday (3/13); vs. Detroit, Wednesday (3/14); vs. Boston, Friday (3/16); vs. Minnesota, Sunday (3/18)

Going .500 isn't saying much for a lot of teams in the NBA, but this past week was a pretty good one for the Kings. They picked up wins over the Hornets and Mavs and even in their losses were able to keep the games close. Losing by small margins may not be reflected in the standings but for a team that has no real shot of doing anything this season, those small victories have to give players some hope for the future. Not to mention giving interim head coach Keith Smart some belief that he'll be able to keep his job at least until the end of the year. —Ralph Warner