The fast approach of the NBA postseason marks a bittersweet moment for yours truly.
On the one hand, I'm beyond pumped for all things playoff-related: the incredible first-round matchups; the hotly anticipated playoff debuts of rising stars like Stephen Curry, Brook Lopez and James Harden 2.0; the Miami Heat's quest to not only win a second title, but validate their 27-game winning streak in the process; and the absence of also-rans like the Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings (among others).
On the other hand, the end of the regular season also brings with it the conclusion of our weekly romp through the Association—in which we rank all 30 teams against one another in the most powerful way possible.
Subjectively, that is.
Not that there won't be plenty of fun and exciting playoff-related reading material to keep you and me busy until summer.
In any case, it's been a good ride slotting the NBA's squads for you folks. But like all good things, this, too, must come to an end.
Until next season, anyway.
But before we all hunker down into full-on playoff mode, here's a look at how every team stacks up at the tail end of what's been a memorable 2012-13 campaign.