Like a good novel an NBA season should have an intriguing opening to draw you in, an opening filled with narratives and deep questions to grab your attention and make you read on.
And like any good novel, this NBA season has now entered that intriguing middle stage and the turning points are beginning to hit. Teams who were once scraping the bottom are suddenly making a sustained rise through the ranks on the back of consistent good play. Good teams are finding new ways to reinvent the narrative surrounding them and as always there have been enough new injuries this week to force a drastic reevaluation of some unfortunate others.
All we need now is for the build up to the climax of this novel, from the All Star break to the end of the regular season, to match the first half and we’ll have a classic.
All records and statistics are accurate as of Tuesday, January 14th 2014.