Mike Jones ranks the top 10 NBA teams (last week in parentheses):
The PGA Tour paces Boston to a wire-to-wire finish in the regular season. Can their domination continue in the playoffs?
2. Lakers (4)
Kobe & Co. need one more win to lock up the Western Conference’s top playoff spot.
Still overlooked, Detroit aims to reach the Eastern Conference championship for the sixth straight year — and obviously go beyond.
4. Jazz (6)
Utah is a scary team heading into the playoffs, having handily beaten the Spurs, Hornets and Nuggets in the last two weeks.
5. Hornets (2)
CP3 & Co. need a quick recovery after losing back-to-back games to the Lakers and Kings.
6. Spurs (3)
Experience is a huge asset heading into the playoffs, but does San Antonio have enough to repeat?
7. Rockets (9)