San Antonio (11--1), behind an NBA second-best 107.8 ppg, had 10 straight wins to tie New Orleans for the NBA's best record through Sunday. The highlight: Tim Duncan (right) scored career point number 20,791 last Friday, passing David Robinson atop the Spurs' leaderboard.
The Jets' shutdown corner has bounced back from a hamstring injury and is harassing opposing receivers once again. In recent weeks he limited Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson (right, last Sunday) to an average of 2.5 catches and 22.5 yards with no TDs.
The Knicks' three straight wins—a "streak" in New York--speak—come thanks largely to Danilo Gallinari, who averaged 27 points (52.9% shooting) over that stretch. Raptors center Andrea Bargnani, another Italian, has 85 points in three consecutive Toronto W's.
Three straight wins moved Jacksonville (6--4) from worst to first in the AFC South, and much of the credit goes to WR Mike Thomas, who scored in each. Up next: the HOF—sort of. The Hail Mary ball he caught to beat Houston on Nov. 14 was sent to Canton.