With a chance to even his team's series against the Kings, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki had a nightmarish Game 4.
Thanks to Rasho Nesterovic, the Spurs are closing in on the second seed out West despite missing Tim Duncan.
Antawn Jamison's scoring average is down, but he's shooting a career-best 52.7 from the field.
Baron Davis might skip over the Most Improved Player award and go straight to MVP.
Steve Nash is hot. Reggie Miller is not. And youngsters Eddy Curry and Stromile Swift are finally showing signs of life.
Kobe Bryant is still hot. Raef LaFrentz is not. And Derrick Coleman has been the impetus behind Philly's six-game winning streak.
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.