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It’s Midseason, How Do Things Stack Up In The NBA?

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As we reach the half-way mark in the NBA season, some things look pretty much the same as they did last year at this time.  The two best players in the league last year, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, are the two best players this year as well.  Both have been recipients of the MVP trophy and one or the other of them is very likely to be awarded it again this year.  

Carmello Anthony, truly a force of nature to be reckoned with, is playing tremendous basketball and has lead the Denver Nuggets to a 29-14 record putting them at the #3 spot so far this season.

Dallas is in the #7 spot overall lead by the high salary man, Dirk Nowitzki.  Nowitzki, it seems, is worth all the dollars he makes, averaging 25.3 points an outing.Once again, the west is better overall than the east although the #1 team in the league right now is the Cleveland Cavaliers who won the series over the #2 L.A. Lakers.  They are a great match-up.  Since the Seattle Sueprsonics have relocated to Oklahoma City and acquired a new name, The Thunder, they are playing very well with good prospects of making the play-offs. 

The reason that the New Jersey Nets are sometimes referred to as “cellar dwellers” would be due to their dismal win-loss record of 3-40.  That is almost hard to believe and it’s almost three times as bad as Minnesota’s 9-36 record.  The draft can’t come too soon for these two teams.  Vince Carter and crew are keeping Orlando at a respectable 29-15 at this point in the season. Meanwhile, the middle-of-the-road teams continue to battle it out.  Portland, Phoenix, Utah and San Antonio each have some spectacular wins and some horrendous losses to their credit.  Play-offs are months away and a lot can change between now and then on the dynamic NBA horizon.