With eight games left, the Lakers are in real danger of falling to the play-in tournament, where their repeat hopes could be dashed in one or two games before the playoffs even begin. Golden State Warriors
2020-21 record: 32-32
Previous ranking: 16
The Warriors come into the final two weeks of the regular season sitting half a game behind the Grizzlies for the eighth spot and half a game ahead of the Spurs for 10th in the Western Conference standings. The Bulls are 4-10 in their past 14 games, and they have a rough stretch during the final two weeks of the season, which includes Monday’s game against the Sixers and two against the Nets. Cleveland Cavaliers
2020-21 record: 21-43
Previous ranking: 25
The Cavs are still technically alive in the chase for a play-in spot – trailing No. 10 Washington by eight games with eight games left to play.