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Doubts gone, only winning remains

They weren't supposed to be here. But the Phoenix Suns now have their destiny in their own hands, and the NBA had better be ready for the Suns big stage.

Should Beasley see the floor?

Michael Beasley has the potential to be a force off the Heat bench, and with the end of the season approaching, and the Miami rotation in flux, now might be the perfect time.

DeMarcus Cousins: Taking the good with the bad

DeMarcus Cousins has avoided his 16th technical foul for a month now. Will it last though?

Monta a better Dirk co-star than Deron?

While many Mavs fans were devastated by the front office's failure to get Deron Williams into a Mavs jersey a couple of years ago, the emergence of Monta Ellis this season has left many of us wondering "so what?"

PATFO's decision to re-sign Splitter is paying off

A perennially undervalued performer, Tiago Splitter, symbolizes the value of consistency and continuity in the Spurs' remarkably successful system.

The Griffin Force

What is the secret sauce behind Clippers wins? Check out the latest scoop from our guest number cruncher, Swetha Prabhakar, to understand the Clippers' statistical keys to success.

Was Udonis Haslem the Hibbert stopper all along?

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert looked unstoppable in the first few minutes of the game but that's when Miami Heat reserve Udonis Haslem stepped up and defended him. What changed and is it the key to a lineup that work in the playoffs?

All the starters needed was more pace and space

The Spurs starters are scoring at a much higher rate than early in the season and it didn't take huge adjustments for them to get there

OKC's once-deep bench now free-falling off a cliff

Early in the season, we thought the Thunder would be seriously aided in their title hunt by their depth. The way things look right now, that might not happen.

Film Study: The Rise of Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee didn't have the highest of expectations this season. However, an injury to Kevin Garnett has put the rookie in the starting lineup, and he has taken advantage of the opportunity.

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