Winners and Losers from This Week in the NBA

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Winners and Losers from This Week in the NBA
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Here's what we know about the NBA with just a month left in the 2012-13 regular season: Aside from the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs having clinched playoff berths, we don't really know much.

The top seed in the West is still up for grabs, with the Oklahoma City Thunder hanging around. The same goes for home-court advantage in both conferences, though the current cluster in the East, with six teams within five games of one another, is particularly chaotic.

And then there's the much-publicized matter of whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers will crack the postseason picture now that Kobe Bryant's got a bad ankle. If they manage it, what will they have to do to fend off the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks in that endeavor?

Meanwhile, the league's also-rans are all gearing up for a "fun" four weeks of tanking. The Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic already have a sizable head start in that regard.

Now that we have some idea as to what the landscape looks like across the Association as we approach St. Patrick's Day, let's have a look the most recent crop of winners and losers from the week that was.

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