Overlooked in basic analysis of a grinding 82-game NBA schedule are the actual games. That's not referencing the wins and losses, but more subtle aspects.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were not so lucky on St. Patrick's Day.
DeJuan Blair is at an all-time low in his sixth NBA season with the Wizards, but he struck a high note in Saturday's 113-97 comeback win vs. the Sacramento Kings.
A few weeks ago, there was legitimate reason to worry about the San Antonio Spurs.
The best teams don't tolerate nonsense, even if it's from an established, respected All-Star and NBA champion such as Rajon Rondo.