We're beginning to find out which NBA teams might have staying power this season.
The Atlanta Hawks came out the gate quickly but have since come back down to earth.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat seem to have figured some things out despite struggling on the road.
The Western Conference is still home to the NBA's elite, however, and that divide is only getting larger.
Three Western Conference teams have earned a record good enough for first in the East through Thursday, while five rank among the league's top seven.
The class of the NBA is still the Oklahoma City Thunder. They appear as potent as any team offensively in recent memory.
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, despite key injuries, are still close behind. Here's how it all stacks up heading into late January.
*All statistics through Thursday, January 17.