While West Is Far from Won, Is the Race Just Between the Lakers and Nuggets?

February 23rd, 2010 by adam biggers Leave a reply »

It's that time of year again, as NBA teams are jockeying for position with the playoffs right around the corner.

Everyone from Boston, Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver are attempting to get better prepared to make a push come April. The last month and a half or so of the season will distinguish the contenders from the pretenders.

So who's who?

It's understood by many that the Lakers are the Western Conference's best team—or are they?

Are Kobe Bryant and the Lakers (42-14) really a sure lock for the West's No. 1 seed? 

Chauncey Billups and the Denver Nuggets (37-19) are mounting a case against Los Angeles and its Western supremacy—and they're gaining more than a little attention from the rest of the league. Don't forget that there's a possible NBA MVP candidate running the court in the Rocky Mountains, Carmelo Anthony, who's third in the league in scoring at 29 points per game. 

Los Angeles and Denver are near mirror images of each other record wise. Five losses separate the two squads in the loss column and the same goes for the win column. Both teams are strong at home (26-5 LAL, 24-5 DEN) ...

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