My, how a few days can change everything.
One fight with a fire extinguisher, a few torn ACLs and a comeback for the ages later, the 2012 NBA playoff landscape has dramatically shifted. Suddenly, the West looks wide open, with five teams that could legitimately make their way to the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, thanks to the torn ACLs of Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls and Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks, the path to the finals appears wide open for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Their fiercest rivals left, the Boston Celtics, are dealing with balky ankles, hip flexors and starting point guards getting suspended for shoving referees.
Here's how the championship favorites appear today, after a wild first few days of the playoffs.