Daily Dime: D-Wade rests, and so does Heat's win streak
Detroit Pistons brought too much to bear on the Heat, who were resting Dwayne Wade
Which teams make postseason?
Kevin Pelton breaks down who could make the postseason by using Hollinger's Playoff Odds.
Are the Blazers legit contenders?
Chris Broussard polls NBA coaches, a GM and a scout to determine whether the Portland Trail Blazers are legitimate title contenders.
Who's ready to join the elite?
J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss which stars could move into the MVP discussion in 2013-14.
Potential contender-tanker trades
Bradford Doolittle proposes four potential trades between contending and bottom-dwelling teams that would help both sides.
Daily Dime: Blazers getting big performances in West rise
Portland has risen to the top of the West standings behind elevated games
Theorizing why the East is terrible
Tom Haberstroh looks at three theories why the Eastern Conference is so horrible this season.