Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have a monster game tonight against the Dallas Mavericks, one that will help determine playoff seeding. But is it the San Antonio Spurs that the two-time defending champions have their sights set on?
As the Spurs continue to struggle under the weight of injuries and the grind of the regular season, the Lakers are coming on strong. Now it's a race to the finish to see who can finish with the top seed in the Western Conference and home court advantage.
While the Lakers are charging, LeBron James and the Miami Heat are still jockeying for playoff position in the East. The Heat have major flaws, but are they too much, and will the Heat come crashing down come playoff time? What about Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, who have been nothing short of disappointing since the team pulled the trigger on the deal that brought Anthony to the Big Apple?
We'll be talking about all of these storylines and so much more as we go around the NBA. As always, if you have any thoughts, leave them in the comments below.