Los Angeles Clippers (44-19) vs. Denver Nuggets (40-22)
Let us talk about entertainment. That is what the NBA really is all about to the casual fan at least. The casual fan may not appreciate the finer points of a weakside rotation, a well-set pick or a perfectly timed pocket pass.
No, fans like scoring. They like seeing athletes get up and down the court and display their athleticism in breath-taking ways.
So, fans, stay awake for this one. There may not be two better teams at running a fast-break offense in the league than the Clippers and Nuggets (with all due respect to the Rockets who have a record closer to .500 and not near the top of the West like these two teams).
Need proof? Watch the highlights of Jamal Crawford's between the legs pass to Blake Griffin for a windmill dunk from last night's win over the Bucks. Or watch the way Chris Paul or Ty Lawson weave their way through traffic and around picks to set themselves and others up.
Both teams have ...