Golden State has reasserted itself and is on an epic winning streak not in length--6 games--but in power--winning every game by 17 points or more. Still, they are a game behind the Houston Rockets (11-3) in the Western Conference at 10-3. There is at least a semblance of normality in the West. The only puzzle is OKC. With two perennial All Stars, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, joining Westbrook, this team was expected to be contending for the top spot. Currently they are 6-7 and rank 10th in the West...and everybody is healthy. What's up?
In the East, the world has turned upside down. The Cleveland Cavaliers, suffering through early season injuries, are 6-7 with only the 9th best record. The defensive play has been awful and, without the ability of LeBron to play every position, the record would be worse. They have players on the bench, however, who can and will turn this around when they are able to play. In the meantime, their main nemesis, the Boston Celtics (12-2) are soaring. They have won 12 straight after losing one of their stars for the rest of the season in game one. With the best record in the NBA, they are clearly a threat to unseat Cleveland as the top team in the East. Detroit continues to surprise everyone at 10-3.