NBA Team Recap – February 4, 2013

San Antonio Spurs (38-11)
San Antonio Spurs (38-11)
Spurs are on a 10-game winning streak and let out a sigh of relief that Tim Duncan's knee injury has no structural damage and is just a sprain after being rolled up on. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder (35-12)
Oklahoma City Thunder (35-12)
Mentioned last week about Russell Westbrook’s inability to remain cool and this week he blows up at a teammate in a blowout game the Thunder were winning. James Harden will be missed in those moments. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Miami Heat (30-14)
Miami Heat (30-14)
Coach Erik Spoelstra will handle the East Conference All-Stars as the Heat hold the conference best record two weeks prior to a game where he will rest Dwyane Wade for the stretch run. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks (30-15)
New York Knicks (30-15)
Carmelo Anthony's 31-game streak of scoring 20 points was snapped in a 120-81 win over the Kings, but Amare Stoudemire busts out. Iman Shumpert is still getting his offensive game in order, but brings his much needed perimeter defense. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (34-15)
Los Angeles Clippers (34-15)
It's hard to judge the Clippers without Chris Paul, who has missed seven games with a bruised knee, but changes may happen after going 4-6 with rumors of trading Eric Bledsoe as part of acquiring Kevin Garnett. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (30-18)
Denver Nuggets (30-18)
Nuggets are playing as good as any team right now during a six-game winning streak. They're also 4th in points scored, and 2nd in rebounds & assists. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (30-16)
Memphis Grizzlies (30-16)
The shoe finally dropped with the long, long rumored trade of Rudy Gay that has been considered off and on for over two seasons. We shall see if this focuses the team for another great playoff run. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (29-18)
Chicago Bulls (29-18)
No one expected the Bulls to be challenging for the best record in the East (2 1/2 games behind) without Derrick Rose, and most of the credit goes to head coach Tom Thibodeau. Joakim Noah is out indefinitely with a foot injury. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (30-17)
Golden State Warriors (30-17)
Warriors are back on track with a four-game winning streak and the return of center Andrew Bogut after a long injury absence. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (28-19)
Brooklyn Nets (28-19)
Nets suffered their third blowout loss of the season to the Heat, but beat the Bulls who were missing Noah and several other players. Two big match-ups coming up this week in hosting the Lakers and Spurs. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (28-19)
Indiana Pacers (28-19)
Pacers slammed the Heat 102-89, and considering last year’s playoff challenge of the Heat, the Pacers surely give the defending champs pause about facing the Pacers in playoffs again. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (25-21)
Milwaukee Bucks (25-21)
I'm taking back an earlier season evaluation that the Bucks were just an average team. But perhaps a coaching change was in order with long-time NBA assistant Jim Boylan taking over for re-tread veteran Scott Skiles. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (26-22)
Utah Jazz (26-22)
Jazz couldn’t take the second game of a home and home series with the Blazers despite 23 points from Randy Foye. The Jazz remain in the seventh spot for the playoffs and the prediction here is that they will hold on to that. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (26-20)
Atlanta Hawks (26-20)
Hawks have not beaten an above .500 team since defeating the Nets back on January 16. Hawks have just been so-so after a fast start to the season. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (26-23)
Houston Rockets (26-23)
Rockets are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot with a game lead over the Blazers, but the Lakers are lurking at 3 1/2 games back. The Rockets face the Blazers (closest playoff challenger) this week as well as the Heat and Warriors. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers (22-26)
Los Angeles Lakers (22-26)
Lakers let a big lead over the Suns slip away and almost did the same in recent wins over the Hornets and Pistons, but overall they have shown they can make a run to get into the playoffs. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (24-23)
Boston Celtics (24-23)
Celtics have actually played well - winning four straight games after losing Rajon Rondo to a torn ACL. Also, rookie frontcourt man Jared Sullinger is lost for the season with back surgery and will need vet Brandon Bass to pick it up. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (24-23)
Portland Trail Blazers (24-23)
Trail Blazers may be looking to make a change to stir up this talented, but somewhat underachieving line-up with a trade for Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (20-27)
Dallas Mavericks (20-27)
Dirk Nowitzki missed a game with a leg injury in a win over the Suns, but head coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban strongly criticize poor refereeing as playing a role in their two losses this week. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (20-26)
Philadelphia 76ers (20-26)
Sixers are playing 5-5 over the last ten games and that has been an improvement for the woe-be-gone Sixers since a fast start over weak competition. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons (18-30)
Detroit Pistons (18-30)
Pistons finally lost the final remnant of their 2004 championship team, Tayshaun Prince in a Rudy Gay three-team deal with the Pistons, acquiring point guard Jose Calderon. However, Calderon has yet to report due to Visa issues. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (14-34)
Cleveland Cavaliers (14-34)
Kyrie Irving is the truth and it showed by dominating the end of the game in a 115-110 win over the Thunder. The future is bright for this team, reminiscent of the 80s Pistons with a young and promising Isaiah Thomas. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (17-31)
Toronto Raptors (17-31)
Big move in acquiring small forward Rudy Gay and having him in tandem with DeMar DeRozan gives the Raptors a good one-two perimeter punch. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-26)
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-26)
Twolves finally got a win over a similarly struggling team in the Hornets led by an unusual source in Dante Cunningham's season-high 18 points. Head coach Rick Adelman has returned after missing time dealing with his ailing wife, but the team continues to flounder without an injured Kevin Love. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (15-33)
New Orleans Hornets (15-33)
Hornets have come back to earth after a surge a few weeks ago when Eric Gordon first returned from a long injury layoff. A bright spot has been the release of the new Pelican logo team, which is a winner. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (11-35)
Washington Wizards (11-35)
A four-game losing streak including a loss at home to the Kings stings. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (17-32)
Sacramento Kings (17-32)
Kings are at the bottom of the rung in the league in three important team categories: rebounds, assists and points allowed. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (16-32)
Phoenix Suns (16-32)
Thanks to Michael Beasley's 27 points (with many in the fourth), the Suns came back to beat the Lakers for the week’s only bright spot. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (11-35)
Charlotte Bobcats (11-35)
Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had to be carted off the floor after a nasty collision as things go from bad to worse in Charlotte. (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (14-33)
Orlando Magic (14-33)
Magic: currently on a nine-game losing streak. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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