It's almost put-up-or-shut-up time for the NBA's elite. The playoffs tend to bring the best out of those superstars fortunate enough to participate, and the 2012-13 edition doesn't figure to be any different.
But, if there's anything we've learned over the last few weeks, it's that transcendent play among superstars is hardly restricted to the postseason. Some of the biggest names in basketball have used (and are currently using) these final moments of the regular season to showcase their games and warm themselves up for what figures to be a thrilling postseason.
Carmelo Anthony's on fire. Kobe Bryant's soaking up every possible minute. Russell Westbrook's soaring to new heights on what feels like a nightly basis. LeBron James is, well, LeBron James, whenever his hamstrings "allow" him to be.
Those upticks in play (among others) have served to shake up the superstar grades considerably since last we convened. Read on to find out who rose the highest, and who fell as a result.