Beneath the two now long-tenured conference kings who have eased into a stale rivalry, we have a glut of interesting teams this year.
The Pacers make the list four times but the headlining game is clearly Raptors at Timberwolves on Saturday.
On Miami's surge, Lou Williams' career year keeping the Clippers afloat, the growing trade deadline buzz and more.
Spencer Dinwiddie's breakout has created one of the more intriguing contract negotiations in the league for a non-max player.
The Magic still don't find themselves on the right trajectory six years into their rebuild. But in this setback lies the opportunity for the team to come away with a better understanding of what they are.