6. Los Angeles Clippers (16-13)
Just another drama filled season in Clipper-land. Who would have though that Lance Stephenson wouldn’t work out? Shocking. As good as they are, they can be even better but it’s hard to call them a great team. Outside of San Antonio however, they could be the toughest out in the playoffs for the Warriors.
5. Atlanta Hawks (19-12)
So much for the Hawks taking a step back after losing DeMarre Carroll, this team hasn’t missed a beat in his absence. Their defense has predictably slid a little but their offense has gotten even better. The so-called one great superstar-less team remains great.
4. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-7)
The team with LeBron James becomes a favorite to win the championship, that’s just fact. Cleveland is lucky enough to have him right now. They are in the top-10 in every category and the only thing they need to worry about right now is making sure Kyrie Irving stays healthy.