- Celtics (21-4)
Sitting at 8-2 in their last ten games the Celtics have continued to roll and are not showing signs of slowing down any time this season after a really nice home win over the Bucks last night despite 40 points from the Greek Freak.
2. Rockets (18-4)
Playing at their typical fast pace the Rockets are looking really good and haven’t lost a game since November 14th. James Harden is also putting up MVP-like numbers right now and he looks poised to get the award after finishing second in the hotly debated MVP race last season.
3. Cavaliers (17-7)
The winning streak is still going in Cleveland and the Cavaliers have pretty much been blowing out anyone that is put in front of them. Sitting at 12-straight wins the Cavs have closed the gap significantly on the Celtics in the standings at the top of the East despite the really fast start to the season for Boston.
4. Warriors (19-6)
Them sitting at number four is not an indictment on the Warriors, but gives credit to how hot the teams sitting in front of them have been. The Warriors have been playing well but not quite to the level of the top three teams.
5. Spurs (16-8)
The fact that the Spurs are sitting at third in the West right now despite the fact that Kawhi Leonard hasn’t played a single minute this season is amazing and it tells you how good this team might actually be. Now Kyle Anderson is out, but they beat a pretty good Pistons team last night and on Sunday they barely lost to the Thunder even though they sat a majority of their best players. They might be in for a really hot stretch as soon as they get healthy.