Who says March Madness pertains solely to college hoops?
With the hectic 2011-12 campaign picking up full speed this month, professional basketball fans will have plenty of star-studded games to enjoy. This is the time for contenders to assert their legitimacy, for the juggernauts of the league to commence their title runs and for fading teams to deal away their most recognizable faces.
A slate of prime-time March matchups will be highlighted by a few pressing questions: Will Dwight Howard or Steve Nash see the deadline deals that so many are expecting? Will Jeremy Lin and the Knicks continue their improbable success? Can the Lakers and Mavericks, two perennial division champions with painfully-pedestrian records thus far, salvage the remainder of their seasons? And who exactly is the best team in the Western conference?
Much will be answered this March. With a few finals re-matches, Chris Paul's return to the Big Easy and countless clashes between division leaders, let's take a look at the 10 most intriguing NBA games this month.