NBA Recap – Week Ending January 13, 2013

Oklahoma City Thunder (29-8)
Oklahoma City Thunder (29-8)
With no Serge Ibaka or Thabo Sefalosha, the Thunder still handled the Blazers in Portland to close out the week that began with an inexplicable loss to Wizards. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (28-9)
Los Angeles Clippers (28-9)
Inexcusable loss to Magic at the end of the week heavily impacts the rankings so much so that the Clippers slip up drops them to number 2. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs (29-11)
San Antonio Spurs (29-11)
The hamstring injury to Manu Ginobli seemed bound to happen to the injury plagued vet but Tim Duncan continues to pile up records after blocking 7 shots and recording 3 steals for the first time in his career. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Miami Heat (24-11)
Miami Heat (24-11)
Nothing here to see. Heat in midseason malaise. However, the lack of beef and size is its Achilles heel. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks (24-13)
New York Knicks (24-13)
A lot of stuff is going on with the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony was caught on video seeking out Kevin Garnett after a loss to “talk” about the on court trash talk and the Bulls beat them for the third time this season. On the positive side, Iman Shumpert will travel with team to London. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (23-15)
Indiana Pacers (23-15)
Ready to almost anoint the Pacers after beating the Heat and Knicks but the Brooklyn Nets brought them back down after handing them a 97-86 loss. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (23-16)
Denver Nuggets (23-16)
The Denver Nuggets are streaking. After racking up win after win (five game streak) the Nuggets can look forward to a heavy home court schedule for a little bit. Wilson Chandler also returns after a long injury absence and Danilo Gallinari’s shooting touch has seemed to return. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (22-15)
Brooklyn Nets (22-15)
The Nets are enjoying a six game winning streak and are 8-1 under P.J. Carlesimo. Although many of the wins are over subpar teams, the Sunday nights win over the Pacers proved a lot. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (24-11)
Memphis Grizzlies (24-11)
Grumblings about a trade for Rudy Gay hover over team as its play has been up and down with a record of 10-8 since starting off strong and going 14-3. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (23-13)
Golden State Warriors (23-13)
A few set back losses after rising to the upper echelon has not spoiled the feel-good feeling by the bay especially with rookie Harrison Barnes quietly showing why he was once a can’t miss prospect. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (21-15)
Atlanta Hawks (21-15)
Devin Harris scored 24 points in his second game following his return resulting in a win over Jazz. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (20-15)
Chicago Bulls (20-15)
The Bulls get pumped up for the good teams but have a habit of falling to bad teams which continued with a 97-81 loss at home to the Suns. But the Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return sometime shortly after the all-star break. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (21-17)
Houston Rockets (21-17)
The Rockets are a very streaky team. Currently they are on a three game skid following a five game winning streak. The same can be said for its point guard Jeremy Lin. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (20-17)
Portland Trail Blazers (20-17)
Damian Lillard has likely sewn up the Rookie of the Year award as he continues to impress in new ways on a weekly basis including dropping 37 points in a loss to Warriors. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (19-17)
Milwaukee Bucks (19-17)
Head Coach Scott Skiles was either fired or a mutual decision was reached to replace him. Nonetheless, the move has sparked the Bucks as new coach Jim Boylan is 3-1 with Brandon Jennings scoring 29 and 35 in Boylan’s first two games. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (19-17)
Boston Celtics (19-17)
Rookie Jared Sullinger is playing well despite being labeled a bust after physical setbacks in college. Jeff Green celebrated his one-year anniversary of heart surgery and will be looked for to defend big wings like LeBron and Carmelo. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (20-19)
Utah Jazz (20-19)
The Jazz are anxiously awaiting the return of Mo Williams while playing a better brand of ball. However, they are sill in a holding pattern as the trade of Al Jefferson is lingering. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers (16-21)
Los Angeles Lakers (16-21)
LA snapped a six-game losing streak with much needed win over Cavs at home. The Lakers are just hope to make the playoffs at this point. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-18)
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-18)
After suffering three straight blow-out losses, the Twolves are clinging to remain relevant in the playoff picture without Kevin Love. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (16-22)
Philadelphia 76ers (16-22)
The 76ers are sitting in 9th place in the East but are only being 4 games behind the Celtics for the last playoff spot which seems insurmountable. However, they got some life back with a 107-100 win over the Rockets led by Jrue Hoilday’s 30 points. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (15-23)
Dallas Mavericks (15-23)
After a close loss to the Clippers, the OT win over Kings and trouncing of the Grizzlies may put some pep back in the Mavs step. Owner Mark Cuban also kiboshed any rumors of a Dirk Nowitzki trade. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons (14-24)
Detroit Pistons (14-24)
The Pistons are 7-3 in their last ten games. Tayshaun Prince, the only holdover from the championship days, is still contributing and recorded 21 points in a losing effort to Bobcats. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (14-23)
Toronto Raptors (14-23)
The Raptors blew a 19 point lead to the Bucks and they would have had another good week after beating both the Sixers and Bobcats. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (11-26)
New Orleans Hornets (11-26)
Eric Gordon’s return has sparked the Hornets and the play of point guard Gervais Vasquez along with rookie Anthony Davis is building a strong foundation. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (13-24)
Sacramento Kings (13-24)
Tyreke Evans returned this week after being out since mid-December but the Kings are still in the midst of four-game losing streak. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (13-23)
Orlando Magic (13-23)
Every now and then the Magic shows they can beat any team at anytime and this week’s version was a 104-101 win over Clippers. J.J. Reddick remains on the trading block. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (13-26)
Phoenix Suns (13-26)
He may not be setting the league on fire or even changing the course of this team but kudos to Sebastian Telfair for sticking in the league and prospering as a back-up. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (9-30)
Cleveland Cavaliers (9-30)
Not a whole lot of positive new but what's miraculous is that Shaun Livingston, who after a devastating knee injury, continues to be part of the NBA with the Cavs which is his 7th NBA team. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (6-28)
Washington Wizards (6-28)
The Wizards get out the rankings basement with two wins this week against the Thunder and Hawks and John Wall makes his return. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (9-27)
Charlotte Bobcats (9-27)
The Bobcats need to start all over and look for trades to rebuild through the draft with multiple picks. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
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