8. Memphis Grizzlies

Record: 25 - 18
Last Week's Rank: 8
Last Week's Results: L vs. LA Lakers 111-116, (Tue); L vs. Toronto 110-114, (Friday); W vs. Washington 92-97, (Sun)
This Week: @ Sacramento, Tuesday (3/20); @ Portland, Thursday (3/22); @ LA Clippers, Saturday (3/24); @ LA Lakers, Sunday (3/25)

An unexpected speed bump in Zach Randolph's return to Memphis as the Grizz dropped a pair of overtime games before beating the Wizards on Sunday. Randolph scored 25 points in his homecoming which bodes well for the Western Conference dark horse. With nine of their next eleven games on the road against the likes of Oklahoma City, Miami and a pair of teams from Los Angeles, the Grizzlies are going to need to be at full strength to keep pace in the West. —Sean Evans