With All-Star weekend behind us, it's time for teams to get serious about hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy this summer. Some teams have separated themselves as serious contenders, while others have already begun scouting lottery picks and hoping the ping pong balls go their way.
1. Miami Heat (37-14)
2. San Antonio Spurs (43-12)
3. Oklahoma City Thunder (39-15)
4. Los Angeles Clippers (39-17)
5. Denver Nuggets (34-21)
Miami has solidified itself as the team to beat this postseason, dismantling the Thunder again in the final game before the ASG. The Spurs are looking strong and will roll into the postseason under the radar, as usual. The Nuggets make a Top 5 appearance for the first time as they impressively have scored at least 97 points in every game since Jan 1st.
1. Orlando Magic (15-39)
2. Charlotte Bobcats (13-41)
3. Sacramento Kings (19-36)
And now, the final installment of Club Bosh's midseason awards.
MVP: LeBron James (Runner-up: Kevin Durant)
Rookie of the Year: Damien Lillard (Runner-up: Anthony Davis)
Defensive Player of the Year: Joakim Noah (Runner-up: Larry Sanders)
6th Man of the Year: J.R. Smith (Runner-up: Jamal Crawford)
Most Improved Player: Jrue Holiday (Runner-up: Paul George)
Coach of the Year: Mike Goodson (Runner-up: Mark Jackson)
Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
Western Conference Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs
NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs
NBA Champion: Miami Heat