It's been a couple weeks since we last put all 30 NBA teams into proper context, and boy, how things have changed.
The longest active winning streak in the NBA no longer belongs to either the Miami Heat or the Denver Nuggets. The New York Knicks have just ripped off six straight wins, though even their streak pales in comparison to the eight consecutive losses piled up by the Orlando Magic.
As for those in the Association who don't quite identify with Frank the Tank, there's been no shortage of non-collegiate March Madness to go around. Just about every race—from that for the best record in basketball; to the bloodbath between the Los Angeles Lakers, the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks for the eighth seed in the West; to the battles for home-court advantage in the middle of both conferences and for lottery ping-pong balls at the bottom—has kicked into high gear with just three weeks to go before the playoffs begin.
What effects have all these shakeups had on the league's landscape? Read on to find out!
Note: Analysis reflects standings through March 27 games.