The month of March is well underway, which means the NBA is fast approaching the final days before regular-season grades are due.
The overall marks haven't shifted that much since the end of February, though that doesn't mean the league has exactly stood still. In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat have separated themselves from the rest of the pack, while the middle of the playoff picture remains as muddled as ever, with the Brooklyn Nets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics all neck-and-neck.
Out West, the San Antonio Spurs are vulnerable to comeuppance now that Tony Parker is out with an ankle injury, though the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies are having trouble enough jockeying for position among one another.
And that's to say nothing of the Los Angeles Lakers' push for a postseason spot or the upcoming rush amongst bottom-feeders to tank for positioning in the 2013 NBA draft lottery.
So who's passing with flying colors? Who's failing? And who's finally hitting the books to get their marks up to speed?
Read on to find out!