Wide open contests are fun, but so is invention, idiosyncrasy, contrasting approaches. Tastes are peculiar, but they're never narrow as a cocktail straw.
The Kings are already showing they have a chance to be something special, and they have a coach who has already shown he can win games in this league and appears to be invested in the future of the team.
Joe Ingles was never assigned a ceiling and it's tough to talk about how good he actually is right now because of it.
It's gratifying to see the Bucks ascend like this because, after spending a not insignificant period of time stalling and scuffling, they've been suddenly seized by possibility.
Golden State and Houston will be players in the end. But what this game spotlight is the fragility of an organization and what can befall it when even one different player, coach or front-office member is introduced to the fold.