Like every season before this one. We all had predictions, guesses, and theories about how 2460 regular season games would play out to determine who would be standing in the end with a championship ring.
The team sub plots on the road to the big dance have been plentiful. A plethora of aging superstars are near the end of their rope, Miami became public enemy number one, New York swag came back, Chicago fans believe, LA fans have doubt, Boston wants revenge, OKC took more strides to greatness.
Philadelphia, Denver, Memphis, Indiana and Portland proved that the whole is equal to the sum of the parts with their team brand of basketball. While Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, New Orleans and San Antonio simply need a championship before the window of opportunity closes.
Welcome to the 2011 playoffs.