By Sam Amico
Can anyone beat the Heat? The Spurs and Thunder are making a strong case, and the Clippers continue to stay right behind them.
1 Heat 44-14
LeBron James is just better than everybody else, and when you have that guy, youre always the favorite. The Heat will lose again at some point, but probably not much.
2 Spurs 47-14
Its only natural to assume the Spurs will take a dip without the injured Tony Parker, arguably the MVP of the West. But it hasnt happened yet, and as long as the system works, so will the Spurs.
3 Thunder 43-16
No reason to think they cant win it all, especially with an improved Serge Ibaka. But who besides Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will step it up in the playoffs?
4 Clippers 43-19
Biggest difference between the Clippers at start of season and the Clippers of today? They seem to understand Lob City needs some D. Cant help but think the return of Chauncey Billups has something to do with that.
5 Grizzlies 39-19