After watching Kevin Garnett, you begin to wonder if any player making $28 million a year might deserve a raise.
The first two games played by both the Knicks and Celtics only confirmed that neither team belongs in the playoffs.
As he proved in the regular-season finale, Kobe Bryant is the best clutch player in this year's NBA playoffs.
For the third straight season, Andrei Kirilenko has raised his averages in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks.
With four games left, the Rockets are in jeopardy of falling to the No. 8 seed and perhaps out of the playoffs altogether.
Both the Nuggets and Jazz have excelled in a tough conference, but only one of them can make the playoffs.
If experience and veteran leadership matter in the playoffs, then the Lakers are clearly the team to beat.
Shaquille O'Neal is now shooting 58.8 percent from the field, his highest mark since he shot 59.9 percent in 1994.
The Grizzlies and Trail Blazers have been masters at pulling out close games.
Thanks to Rasho Nesterovic, the Spurs are closing in on the second seed out West despite missing Tim Duncan.
The Grizzlies are just as close to achieving home court as they are from missing the playoffs altogether.
If the Nuggets fall one game short of making the playoffs, they'll look back to the refs' gaffe on Wednesday night.
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The Spurs have given up big leads throughout the playoffs. And free-throw shooting is only part of the problem.
The Pistons' ineptitude highlights a curious trend in this postseason -- offense is winning over defense.
As the regular season winds down, for some the path to the playoffs is smooth, and for others extremely bumpy.