NBA Team Recap – February 25, 2013

San Antonio Spurs (45-13)
San Antonio Spurs (45-13)
Old Man River, Tim Duncan, keeps rolling along by dropping 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors. This was the Spurs' only lost in their last seven games so they've earned the top spot. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Miami Heat (40-14)
Miami Heat (40-14)
Lebron James and the Miami Heat continue to toy with the competition and are on an 11-game winning streak. As a result, the Heat look unbeatable and may grab the top spot from Spurs soon. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder (41-15)
Oklahoma City Thunder (41-15)
OKC traded backup point guard Eric Maynor who didn’t bounce back from knee surgery as well as expected. Maynor was considered by many to be the missing X factor during last year's playoff run. The Thunder re-signed uber-vet Derek Fisher, who hopes to be a spark off of the bench. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers (40-18)
Los Angeles Clippers (40-18)
The Clippers will most likely break all sorts of franchise records and reach milestones this season, like sweeping the Jazz for the first time in 30 years. CP3 and Blake Griffin are leading this team to greatness. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Memphis Grizzlies (37-18)
Memphis Grizzlies (37-18)
The team from Memphis is the second hottest team in the league after the Heat. The Grizz are on a seven-game winning streak and finished it on Sunday with a tough road win over the Nets. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Indiana Pacers (35-21)
Indiana Pacers (35-21)
Danny Granger looked like he hadn’t played all season in a 1-10 shooting effort in his comeback game. Luckily the Pacers, who with their defensive prowess, seem the only team in the East who can beat Heat. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets (35-22)
Denver Nuggets (35-22)
Over the five games Ty Lawson has played incredible and the numbers don't lie. The Denver PG is averaging over 25 points with 8 assists while shooting 53% from the field. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
New York Knicks (33-20)
New York Knicks (33-20)
After limping into the final third of the season, it took a season high of 22 points from Amare Stoudemire to hold off the slumping 76ers at MSG. The Knicks traded away a defensive wing player in Ronnie Brewer to make room to sign another ex-Nugget, Kenyon Martin. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors (33-23)
Golden State Warriors (33-23)
The Warriors have found themselves rebounding from the All-Star break with a three game winning streak which is highlighted by a win over a fully loaded (Duncan, Parker and Ginobli) Spurs team. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets (33-24)
Brooklyn Nets (33-24)
Joe Johnson has morphed into Jump Shot Joe after hitting big jumpers to force OT and then to win in OT over the Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks (31-23)
Atlanta Hawks (31-23)
While it's hard to believe, Josh Smith remains in a Hawks uniform as the deadline passed without him being traded. The Hawks, led by its two point guards, Jeff Teague (23 points) and Devin Harris (21 points) came back to beat Bucks on road. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Chicago Bulls (32-24)
Chicago Bulls (32-24)
The watch for Derrick Rose continues as earlier comments by him suggested he might sit out this season and then in a subsequent practice he played well. In the meantime, the Bulls got weatherized in thumping by both the Heat and Thunder. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Utah Jazz (31-25)
Utah Jazz (31-25)
Gordon Hayward returned from an injury absence with 17 and 23 points in a win over the Warriors and a loss to the Clippers. The Jazz kept both Paul Milsap and Al Jefferson, but perhaps should have traded one for a true point guard. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (29-27)
Boston Celtics (29-27)
The C’s have scored the same exact points this season as it has allowed-- averaging 95.9 on both ends of the court. Boston is finishing up a five-game West Coast swing in Utah but are 1-3 on the trip so far. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets (31-27)
Houston Rockets (31-27)
James Harden already secured his first all-star nod and is playing like a superstar. Unfortunately for the Rockets, no team vacillates as much as this team which was epitomized this week in wins over the Thunder and Nets and a loss to the Wizards. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers (28-29)
Los Angeles Lakers (28-29)
The Lakers are making a playoff push based on their three-game winning streak but it takes everything they have to beat mediocre teams like the Blazers and Mavs. Steve Nash has become more aggressive, which should help. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks (25-30)
Dallas Mavericks (25-30)
The Mavs are playing as professionals but one of several teams looking to get in the potential Dwight Howard sweepstakes as he becomes a free agent this summer. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers (26-30)
Portland Trail Blazers (26-30)
Ever since the Sonics left Seattle and became the Thunder, the Blazers seem like it has lost its frenemy in their former Pacific Northwest neighbor and rival. Fans would love a similar rivalry to start again if the Kings move to Seattle. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Milwaukee Bucks (26-28)
Milwaukee Bucks (26-28)
The Bucks traded for shooter J.J. Redick but another bad defensive guard to the mix ultimately may not help them. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors (23-33)
Toronto Raptors (23-33)
The Raptors have a legitimate shot to catch the Bucks for the last playoff spot. Toronto went 7-3 in the last ten games with upcoming winnable matchups against the Wizards, Cavs and Bucks. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers (22-32)
Philadelphia 76ers (22-32)
Head coach Doug Collins was not impressed with Andrew Bynum's practice performance. As for next season? Perhaps only Jrue Holiday and Thaddeaus Young remain from the core. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons (22-36)
Detroit Pistons (22-36)
Little used vet, Corey Maggette, may be bought out as the Pistons continue on its current path of building around its young players. This was made evident when Detroit traded away longtime Piston, Tayshaun Prince. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers (18-38)
Cleveland Cavaliers (18-38)
The Cavs played the quite well against the Heat but came away with a 109-105 loss. It's apparent that all this young team needs is to continue to grow with superstar in waiting Kyrie Irving. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards (17-37)
Washington Wizards (17-37)
Who would of thought that Emeka Okafor would be playing better than Dwight Howard who was drafted one spot ahead of him in 2004? Okafor averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds in wins this past week over the Nuggets and Rockets. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
New Orleans Hornets (20-37)
New Orleans Hornets (20-37)
Anthony Davis is playing well and this season is a building block for the future of the franchise. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-33)
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-33)
Kevin Love looks to return in late March for the last month of the season. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings (19-38)
Sacramento Kings (19-38)
Point guard Isaiah Thomas has been the bright spot for the Kings all season. Sacramento needs to trade Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins for more team-oriented players. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns (18-39)
Phoenix Suns (18-39)
This conglomeration of players just didn’t fit. The sum was not greater than the parts. The Suns rejoined the Morris twins (Marcus traded from Houston) to join brother Markieff. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Orlando Magic (15-41)
Orlando Magic (15-41)
The Magic are on a five-game losing streak that followed one win after a 12 game losing streak. That means a 1-17 stretch and sadly not many games were close. Ouch. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats (13-43)
Charlotte Bobcats (13-43)
If only changing the name to the Hornets (the name of Charlotte franchise until moving to New Orleans who will become the Pelicans next season) could wipe away the Bobcats' experience of the last few years. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
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