1. The Rocky Mountain region has two teams going in opposite directions at the moment. Utah has won 11 in a row, and has moved up to a strong No. 6 in the Power Rankings with a 104.4 rating. The Jazz are closing in on No. 5 Orlando even with the Magic's win in Boston this weekend, and could pass them Sunday when the two teams face off in what could potentially be the Jazz's attempt at 15 straight.
John Hollinger offers his observations on the streaking Jazz and Hornets, the Bobcats' emergence in the playoff chase and why execs are openly rooting against the Suns.