16. Utah Jazz

Record: 23 - 22
Last Week's Rank: 19
Last Week's Results: W vs. Detroit 105-90, (Mon); L @ Phoenix 111-120, (Wed); W vs. Minnesota 111-105, (Thu); W vs. Golden State 99-92, (Sat); W @ LA Lakers 103-99, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Oklahoma City, Tuesday (3/20); @ Sacramento, Thursday (3/22); vs. Denver, Friday (3/23); @ Atlanta, Sunday (3/25)

Four wins in five games—including a dogfight on Sunday in L.A. — and the Jazz are back over .500 and out of the Northwest basement. And with Al Jefferson out, the young guys are getting a chance to shine. In the aformentioned win over the Lakers, rookies Enes Kantner and Alec Burks each scored 17 points off the bench. They host OKC and Denver this week, so the rooks will need to continue to contribute. —Russ Bengtson