As the New Year draws closer so does the NBA All-Star Game. From Lebron James to Kobe Bryant some of the biggest name in the NBA will all be on the same court competing. A showcase of talent this big comes but once a year, so don't miss out in 2014 as the NBA All-Star weekend heads to the New Orleans Arena in Feburary.NBA All-Star Game Tickets
While still in the early stages of the season, this years field of competition is already setting the stage for a promising finals production. Miami remains a clear winner in the southeast but has had to get used to being in the shadow of the Pacers in the conference as a whole. Indiana's hot start has certainly given Pacers fans a reason to believe in 2014 but there is still plenty of basketball to be played.
As for the West, the race in Texas has already begun as the Rockets new and improved roster bites at the heels of the Spurs every chance they get. With Kobe working to reestablish his game, the Clippers are taking full advantage as LA's team while Portland tries to shake things up in the northwest.
It was a disappointing season to say the least for OKC fans. Westbrook's injury turned out to cause more damage than first anticipated as the Thunder fell short of the conference finals in 2013. Expect this young powerhouse team to come back with a chip on their shoulder in 2014 with Durant and Westbrook leading yet another OKC Thunder playoff run.
The Houston Rockets have been the talk of Texas when it comes to basketball news. Houston has high expectations for their 2013-14 team after the arrival of their newest contender, Dwight Howard, who will join Harden and Linn as the Rockets threat in the paint.
The San Antonio Spurs have become a staple of post season play in the NBA and have had yet another dominate appearance in 2013. The veteran roster pushed Miami to the limit in the finals but were unable to capitalize in the end. With a young rising from the bench including Neal, Green, and Leonard count on many more post season runs.
12/13/2013 1:34:08 AM on TCWEB2