23. (25) Milwaukee Bucks (4-7): The Bucks have been terrible on the road. They are 0-7, but 4-0 at home. It is hard to know what to think of a team that has such a drastically different record between home and away games.
Milwaukee did pull off a huge win at home against the Spurs that caused them to move up.
22. (15) Boston Celtics (4-7): Boston looks old and slow for the first 30 minutes of most games. They are usually able to mount a run, but they fizzle out.
The Bulls destroyed them for 2.5 quarters before they woke up, but the C's still came up short. On Saturday night, they were blown away by the Pacers.
So much for David West choosing the wrong team, per Ray Allen.
21. (20) Cleveland Cavaliers (5-6): The Cavs drop slightly, but they are still headed in the right direction. Tristan Thompson could use some more minutes, and an Antawn Jamison trade could help produce them.
20. (27) New Orleans Hornets (3-9): The Hornets are still here because they have been competing most nights, even without their best player (Eric Gordon). The Hornets play great defense, and they pulled off an upset of the Nuggets in Denver.
However, they still need to string some wins together to stay away from the opening slide.
19. (17) Minnesota Timberwolves (4-7): The Wolves have finally moved Ricky Rubio in to the starting lineup. He celebrated with 18 points, 12 assists and five steals, but the Wolves fell short in Atlanta.
The T'Wolves are right there—they just need to learn how to finish.
18. (21) Golden State Warriors (3-8): The Warriors did pull off a victory over the Miami Heat, but they miss Stephen Curry tremendously. All three of their victories have been over elite teams (i.e. the Bulls, Heat and Knicks) at Oracle Arena.
17. (19) Houston Rockets (5-7): Rockets knocked off the suddenly human Portland Trail Blazers. Kyle Lowry has been big in the Rockets' wins, but they have been horrible on the road, only 1-6.