Norris Cole stepped up in a major way for the Miami Heat against the Boston Celtics. He stepped up in a way that has not only challenged Mario Chalmers’ starting role in the organization, but has also provided the franchise with another dimension in transition, where they operate at their greatest.
Sorry, he is not the only shakeup that will be featured in the 2012 NBA playoffs. Landing Miami in the top spot of the Eastern Conference is not so premature anymore, but there are 15 other postseason spots to be captured. There are plenty of storylines floating around the league and no one would be the wiser if I don’t point them out ahead of time.
Here are the biggest headlines for each team along with predictions as to where they will be seeded.