Favourites continue to emerge in the Eastern Conference.
With the action wrapped up for another week in the NBA, we take a closer look at the top five teams in the league who have made an impression over the past seven days.
It isn’t difficult to guess who is shining in the Eastern Conference, given that many of their rivals are currently struggling with form and injuries.
Just two teams having a winning record thus far this season after roughly 17 games, with the Atlanta Hawks currently sitting in third sport with a 9-9 record.
The Chicago Bulls have been hamstrung by Derrick Rose’s injury, while the New York Knicks continue to struggle without Tyson Chandler and have fallen to 3-13 for the season but are joined by rivals the Brooklyn Nets in the depths of the East.
In contrast, things are much more difficult to decide upon in the Western Conference, as the competition for playoff spots suggests a thrilling race throughout the regular season.