Early April is usually a boring time in the NBA, what with good teams having all but wrapped up their playoff berths and bad teams going out of their way to tank for ping pong balls in the draft lottery.
It's one thing for teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat to secure postseason spots and division titles when doing so has been and will be matters of merely meeting lofty expectations.
But, for some teams, the final weeks of the regular season can be a time for celebration and broken streaks. Tuesday saw two teams officially snap lengthy playoff droughts and another pick up its first division crown since the mid-'90s. This, just two days after the Los Angeles Clippers nabbed their first-ever Pacific Division title.
Which teams nailed down hard-earned achievements, XBox style? And what else went on in the aftermath of what was a thrilling NCAA tournament championship game?
Read on to find out!