13. Dallas Mavericks

Record: 26 - 20
Last Week's Rank: 10
Last Week's Results: W vs. Washington 107-98, (Tue); W vs. Charlotte 101-96, (Thu); W vs. San Antonio 106-99, Saturday (3/17)
This Week: @ Denver, Monday (3/19); vs. LA Lakers, Wednesday (3/21); @ San Antonio, Friday (3/23); @ Houston, Saturday (3/24)

The Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde season continues in Dallas. All season long the Mavericks have countered horrible stretches with flashes of brilliance. In the midst of a season-destroying slide, the Mavs won three-straight games this week in a recovery that couldn't come soon enough. In a string that will either establish Dirk and Co. as contenders—or knock them out of the playoff picture entirely—Dallas plays nine straight games against teams above .500. Stay tuned. —Sean Evans