It's hard not to agree with the conspiracy theorists when Karl Malone is fined but not suspended.
Feelings of Minnesota's first playoff series win are in the air. Also: Notes on Lakers, Kings, Wiz and Bucks.
The Kings, Lakers, Mavs, Nets, Pistons, Pacers, Spurs and Wolves are all good enough to win it all.
Judging from the battle scars, the best of the West will do anything to get to the Finals.