This NBA season has brought us many surprises, from the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, to the surging Los Angeles Clippers. In addition to the two teams in L.A., others such as the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, and Milwaukee Bucks have also emerged as possible playoff contenders.
With the second half of the season quickly approaching, teams will look to put together their second-half surges to put themselves in prime position to succeed in the playoffs. While some teams will continue to excel in the second half, some will begin to fade out of the playoff picture.
Could we see a Boston Red Sox, or Atlanta Braves-type collapse in the NBA?
Here are the five teams most likely to collapse in the second half.
Note: All statistics and records are accurate as of 1/9/13.