All eyes lately have been on the west. A couple of MVP candidates and fantastic squads. This year even the 9th seed is still alive, the Denver Nuggets. The "Race To First Place" has been insane as the red hot Spurs are tied with Hornets who have the best point guard in the NBA,
Chris Paul. The Rockets, Lakers, Jazz, and Suns combine just 5 games back of first all together. The closest is the remarkable, Cinderella story, the Houston Rockets.
As soon as Yao Ming went down, the Rockets began a wonderful winning streak of 22 games which ended against Boston. The Rockets at 49 and 23 are just a half game off the tie for first. The Rockets led by Tracy McGrady led a show with no superstars, just pure teamwork and effort. The 41 year old number 4 pick out of Georgetown, Dikembe Mutombo, has taken Yao''s spot and has played wonderful leading the Rockets to this remarkable run.
Always remember Shaq, Nash, and Amare are still well alive in the race. Phoenix only 1 and a half games out have to hope that Nash plays phenomenal over course of the rest of the season.
Take your pick by leaving a comment with who you think will win the West.