ABC and ESPN are bringing us a great NBA on Christmas Day slate of action starting at noon and going late into the night.
Before we get to the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule for 2012, a quick little something for anyone who might at all be struggling to get into the Christmas spirit.
Chicago bowed out in the first round after losing Derrick Rose, which left the Spurs and Thunder as the teams with the two best remaining records in the playoffs. They will now square off to determine which team will win the West and reach the Finals.
The defending champion Mavericks take on the team that they beat in last year’s Western Conference Finals, the Thunder, in this year’s first round.
Here are the NBA Power Rankings for the week of March 5, 2012. Which teams moved up and why? Who rose the highest? Which team fell the farthest?