NBA Power Rankings: The 20 Biggest Storylines Leading Up to the All-Star Game

February 8th, 2011 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
The first half of the NBA season has come and gone, the Super Bowl is over, and that can only mean that All-Star Weekend is fast approaching, with the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs holding the top spot in their respective conferences.

I have always enjoyed that the All-Star game is a bit after the halfway mark of the season. It makes it so the final months of the regular season seem more like a sprint, rather than the marathon that comes prior to the break, and the marathon that is the NBA Playoffs.

We have seen quite a number of unexpected events in the first half of the season, with the Cleveland Cavaliers doing not only bad, but historically bad, and the San Antonio Spurs emerging as the team to beat in the NBA.

The Miami Heat are rolling along quite nicely and beginning to mesh, which should be scary for the rest of the league, but the Boston Celtics seem to have their number in the east.

Some teams, like the Utah Jazz, are struggling unexpectedly, and others, like the New Orleans Hornets, and to a lesser extent the New York Knicks are performing at a level that almost nobody expected.

So what's going to happen for t ...

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