25. Detroit Pistons

Record: 15 - 26
Last Week's Rank: 26
Last Week's Results: W vs. LA Lakers 88-85, (Tue); W vs. Atlanta 86-85, (Fri); W vs. Toronto 105-86, (Sat)
This Week: @ Utah, Monday (3/12); @ Sacramento, Wednesday (3/14); @ Phoenix, Friday (3/16); @ LA Clippers, Sunday (3/18)

Don't look now...but the Pistons look like the Pistons again! OK, we won't go that far, but this team somehow managed to go on a mini-winning streak last week by besting the Lakers, Hawks, and Raptors. However, we wouldn't expect that streak to last for very long. With Detroit headed out to the West Coast this week for a road trip, they should come crashing back to Earth any day now. But, for today at least, there's reason to be optimistic in the D. Just don't get used to it.—Chris Yuscavage