Monday was a spotlight for the supposed non-contenders, after some bigger-name teams got their Sunday showcase. The Warriors, Rockets, Grizzlies and Bulls all prevailed before smaller-scale audiences.
Though Toronto is currently frozen, a returning Andrew Bogut made quite the splash against the Raptors. For all the coverage of how Rondo's injury influences the postseason, a returning big man could have an even bigger impact out West. The Warriors are already probably making the playoffs, and an upgrade at their formerly weakest position may have playoff consequences.
We were also witnesses to some interesting developments in the Mountain time zone. There was a seemingly meaningful blowout in Utah, and some hilariously poor refereeing in Colorado.