Speaking of playoff messages, they bounced back from Tuesday's spanking in Dallas by upsetting the Spurs in San Antonio. But if they're really smart, they'll try to steal the No. 7 spot from the Lakers.
Chris Paul had two triple doubles in three games last week to help them stay alive in the race for the No. 8 spot in the West. If P.J. Brown (ankle) can make it back strong, they might still have a shot.
At least Carlos Boozer appears to have returned from his injury woes over the past two seasons. The 6-foot-9 power forward is averaging 14.7 points (on 54.2 percent shooting) and 8.6 rebounds in 29.5 minutes.