Looking at the better of the two conferences, the West isn't only superior but the Phoenix Suns have been exceptional.
Otto Porter still isn't playing as many minutes as some expect from a No. 3 overall draft pick, but at least he's in coach Randy Wittman's rotation.
The plan all along has been to limit the minutes played by Nene, who has been bothered by a sore right foot and Achilles, until he's able to return to the starting lineup.
Tuck this one away for a later date, but if John Wall isn't sure how games are being called on the final shot all he has to do is look at what happened this past week.
What had been a weakness with the Wizards -- the bench -- has now become a strength.