7. Los Angeles Clippers

Record: 26 - 18
Last Week's Rank: 7
Last Week's Results: L vs. Boston 85-94, (Mon); W vs. Atlanta 96-82, (Wed); L vs. Phoenix 87-91, (Thu); W vs. Houston 95-91, (Sat); W vs. Detroit 87-83 (OT), (Sun)
This Week: @ Indiana, Tuesday (3/20); @ Oklahoma City, Wednesday (3/21); @ New Orleans, Thursday (3/22); vs. Memphis, Saturday (3/24)

The Clippers had an OK week as they went 3-2 against mid-level contenders (not including the Pistons, of course). Gritty wins against the Rockets and Pistons prove that the Lob City crew isn't all about making highlight plays, they've got some heart, too. Especially Chris Paul who had 19 points, 15 assists and 9 boards in L.A.'s overtime win against Detroit. The Clippers remain 1.5 games behind the Lakers in the Pacific division. The battle for L.A. continues... —Ralph Warner