20. Philadelphia 76ers (14-17, Last Week: 22): The Sixers managed to beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, before falling to Golden State and Portland on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Jrue Holiday is putting up All-Star type numbers, however, while averaging 18.6 points, 8.9 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
19. Toronto Raptors (11-20, Last Week: 20: The Raptors have won seven of their last eight games. DeMar DeRozan is leading the Raptors scoring-wise with an 18.2 points average this season.
18. Utah Jazz (15-17, Last Week: 18): The Jazz lost three games in a row–two to Golden State, and twice to the Clippers last week.
17. Portland Trail Blazers (15-14, Last Week: 14): LaMarcus Aldridge is putting up some big numbers; averaging 23.0 points and 7.8 rebounds over his last four games.
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (14-13, Last Week: 16): The Wolves continue to be an average team–losing to the Knicks and Rockets before defeating the Phoenix Suns last week. Kevin Love missed a game last week (against the Knicks) and has seen his offense become less consistent as of late; his rebounding is still top-notch, though.
15. Denver Nuggets (17-15, Last Week: 17): The Nuggets defeated the Lakers and and Mavericks last week, before falling to the Grizzlies. Kenneth Faried has been the Nuggets’ most effective player with his energy and hustle.
14. Brooklyn Nets (16-14, Last Week: 15): The Nets put together two consecutive wins over bad teams after faltering to solid teams over the two weeks prior. Deron Williams missed a game last week (against the Bucks) due to a wrist injury, but has not looked like himself this season.
13. Chicago Bulls (16-12, Last Week: 11): The Bulls were demolished by the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, but managed to save face against the lowly Washington Wizards.
12. Indiana Pacers (17-13, Last Week: 10): If Roy Hibbert can play consistently and consistently stay on the floor, he could be a huge asset for the Pacers going forward.
11. Milwaukee Bucks (16-13, Last Week: 13): The Bucks handily beat Brooklyn and Miami last week, before losing to the Pistons on Sunday.
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