What a wild NBA playoffs these have already been!
And the back-to-back World Champion Lakers were swept by the Mavericks today, far from what any of the "experts" predicted before the series began. (It was even enough to spur on this website's creation: www.didthelakersgetswept.com)
Of course, many think of NBA basketball as an offensive-oriented game, but what shouldn't be missed is the defensive strategy and play by the best teams in the game.
Others, like Dallas, Oklahoma City and Memphis have some star defenders as well and it's no coincidence they're still alive in the playoffs.
Here's how the best defenders still alive rank.