By By Bruce Jenkins The NBA’s midseason landscape shows Toronto, Denver and Houston as clear-cut threats to the Warriors’ superiority. The Nuggets and Raptors have been solid throughout, and it appears that James Harden will make sure the unorthodox Rockets get deep into the postseason.
As for the rest, here are three teams on the rise:
Oklahoma City: With Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Steven Adams, Jerami Grant and Terrance Ferguson in the lineup — and lockdown defender Andre Roberson due to return at some point — this is the best defensive team in the league, statistically and visually. We’ve known that for a while. But there’s [READ MORE HERE]
Source: SF Gate Sports