With the NBA All-Star game in the books the playoff door is closing fast and all the teams you would expect atop the standings are there. The defending champs are trailing the Pacers in the Eastern Conference and it's a far fall to fill in the remaining slots. The real race is in the Atlantic Division as Toronto has come on strong in the first half of the season leading Brooklyn and New York early on.
The talk of the Western Conference is in Oklahoma City as Durant's hot streak continues to grow every time the Thunder take the court. San Antonio remains a close second but are being trailed even closer by their division rivals in Houston. LA is still being held down by the Clippers while Portland keeps the race alive in the West.
The defending champs are still chasing their 3-peat opportunity as they continue to close in on the Pacers for the number one spot in the East. With the some of the best talent on the court residing in Miami, it may be awhile before the Heat give up the NBA throne as the big three remain poised to make another deep run into the playoffs. Miami Heat Tickets