An injury in the NBA can provide a different outcome for any team.
When Kendrick Perkins went down, the Boston Celtics thought they were going to have a tough time with the beginning of the 2010-2011 season.
In order to combat this injury, the Celtics went out and signed Jermaine O'Neal and Shaq to man the front line until Kendrick can return.
Many people, including myself, blasted these moves.
I mean, after seeing Shaq look like a shell of himself in Cleveland last season and forgetting that Jermaine O'Neal still played in the NBA, how couldn't I?
The Celtics were attempting to replace a young, effective Perkins with two guys who haven't been at the top of their game since the mid-2000s.
Oops, I was wrong.
The Celtics haven't missed a beat, racing out to a 32-9 record.
Not all teams can claim the same success after losing one of their key starters.
Just look at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The last thing this team needed was to get bitten by the injury bug after losing superstar LeBron James in free agency.
It was going to be an uphill battle, but many people thought they could still be an eight seed in the playoffs.
Well, when you lose three starters in Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao and Anthony Parker...you may have a problem.
Add in the losses of Daniel Gibson, Leon Powe, Joey Graham and youngster Christian Eyenga, and that is a recipe for disaster in Cleveland.
Their 8-33 record shows just what happens when the injuries keep piling up.
The NBA has been ravaged by injuries again this season, so let's take a look at the 10 biggest injuries this season.