Thanks to Rasho Nesterovic, the Spurs are closing in on the second seed out West despite missing Tim Duncan.
It's been almost an entire calendar year since Shaquille O'Neal has scored 40 points in a single game.
Baron Davis might skip over the Most Improved Player award and go straight to MVP.
Kobe Bryant is still hot. Raef LaFrentz is not. And Derrick Coleman has been the impetus behind Philly's six-game winning streak.
Tim Duncan is hot. Brent Barry is not. And Matt Harpring has quietly become of the league's top long-range shooters.
Jason Kidd is hot. Jamaal Tinsley is not. And Karl Malone might be headed for a substantial pay cut.
Stephon Marbury is hot. Theo Ratliff is not. And Tim Duncan and the Spurs are suddenly stuck in mediocrity.
By the time this shindig is done, Mike Bibby may be the only one left dribbling a basketball.