- Miami Heat- The Heat seem to clearly be the best team in the East. They are sometimes hampered by illnesses and injuries but everyone steps up and gets the job done.
- New York Knicks- One word, defense. Mike Woodson has these guys buying in to his defensive mentality and it is paying dividends.
- Brooklyn Nets- Brooklyn has won five in a row and now fans are asking, "Who's the kings of New York?"
- Milwaukee Bucks- Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are a dangerous back court and the Bucks have won three in a row with the Pacers and Philly in that mix.
- Philadelphia 76ers- Jrue Holiday is stepping up as the leader of this team and when Andrew Bynum gets healthy and comes to play, the Sixers could be a problem.
- Memphis Grizzlies- The Grizzlies are on a roll to the tune of eight games straight. The Knicks, Heat, Bucks and Thunder have all fell victim to Memphis during this streak.
- Oklahoma City Thunder- OKC is getting along just fine without James Harden. They have some tough tests coming up as they face the Clippers, Boston and Philadelphia in their next three games.
- Los Angeles Clippers- The Clippers definitely look like the best in Los Angeles. They have defeated the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs in their five game winning streak.
- San Antonio Spurs- The Spurs continue to just get it done, their only losses this season come from the Los Angeles Clippers and the New York Knicks.
- Dallas Mavericks- Dallas has been battling injuries but they continue to maintain above .500 under the leadership of O.J. Mayo.
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