One of the truest marks of a contending team in any sport is how it plays away from home, and the NBA is certainly no exception.
Being able to win in a hostile environment in the postseason is an issue that faces every team that fancies itself in the running for a championship, so what better way to get ready for such scenarios than winning on the road during the regular season? It's a solid practice strategy.
Only nine teams can boast road records above .500 headed into this weekend's All-Star break, a testament to how hard it is to win away from home even during the regular season. Not surprisingly, all nine of those teams would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today.
So with that, let's take a look at the best road teams in the NBA.