With the All-Star Game over, the league is coming back to its regular schedule of games. Games become more and more important as the second half of the season begins and we get closer and closer to the playoffs.
Teams are going to have to make their last effort to gain some momentum in hopes of grabbing one of the playoff spots, or trying to better themselves with a higher seed.
The Eastern Conference is a little more spread out than the West, making it easier to see who's a real contender compared to a team whose stock is falling.
Despite the closeness of the playoff race in the Western Conference, and in the East to some extent, I am going to pick the teams that I think have the best chance of making the playoffs, beginning with the Eastern Conference.