(Records through Thursday.)

1. Boston (20-3):

Beasts of East despite a first home loss.

2. Detroit (18-7):

Sent Celtics message with win on parquet.

3. San Antonio (18-7):

Struggling without Parker on floor.

4. Dallas (18-9):

Dirk coming around as Mavs get hot.

5. Orlando (18-9):

Turkoglu averaging career-high 18.7.

6. Phoenix (18-8):

Winning despite subpar play from Barbosa.

7. L.A. Lakers (15-10):

After road trip, Lakers play nine of next 12 at home.

8. New Orleans (16-10):

Still last in league in home attendance.

9. Denver (14-10):

Nene close to coming back.

10. Golden State (15-11):

Detroit, Cleveland, Denver and Dallas on coming sked.

MOVING UP:

Portland (Blazers' nine-game win streak - now 10 - was longest since 2001-02).

26. Memphis (8-17):

Rudy Gay starting to look like a keeper.

27. New York (8-17):

Beginning to feel sorry for Marbury.

28. Miami (7-19):

Not many answers, very little hope.

29. Seattle (7-19):

Sonics 2-13 against Western Conference.

30. Minnesota (3-21):

Ugh.

FALLING DOWN:

Utah (Giricek latest to feud with Jerry Sloan).