But don’t count out the Spurs. They’re only two games behind the Warriors for the overall best record and they could pose a serious threat to them in the conference finals. It’s a testament to the franchise as a whole that they’re continued their dominance without Tim Duncan manning the paint.
The Clippers are again a mystery this season. They’re still formidable on any given night, but with Chris Paul out the next few weeks, there’s more pressure than ever on Blake Griffin to take that next step towards superstar status.
Lastly, can we talk about Russell Westbrook for a minute? The man is absolutely unworldly. With Durant gone, he has emerged as one of the most dominant players of the decade. He’s averaging 30 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds a night and has a chance to be the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson almost half a century ago. That would be a true feat for the ages.
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