The Eastern Conference playoff picture is starting to take shape as teams begin the second half of the season.
Preseason predictions had the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Orlando Magic, head and shoulders above the rest of the field. The Celtics and Heat have not disappointed, and the Magic are hoping a mid-season shakeup will vault them into the top three.
Home court advantage will be vital given the amount of talent atop the Eastern Conference. The battle to secure home court will come down to the wire.
With the top five teams so far ahead, there is potential for three sub-500 teams to fill out the remaining playoff spots.
The race for the 6-8 seeds will include the Knicks, 76ers, Bobcats, Pacers, Bucks, and even the Pistons.
With so much up in the air here are some predictions for how it will all shake out: