VIP Bettin' On B-Ball | About a fifth of the NBA regular season has been played as teams have played 15 games or so. A look at the standings shows a number of both surprises and disappointments.
About a fifth of the NBA regular season has been played as teams have played 15 games or so. A look at the standings shows a number of both surprises and disappointments.
The biggest early season surprise continues to be the Boston Celtics who have won 15 straight since their 0-2 start. More impressively, the Celtics are 14-1 ATS in this streak even though they have been favored in 10 of the 15. They staged an impressive comeback last Thursday in their 92-88 home win over defending champion Golden State and followed that win up with a win and cover at Atlanta two nights later in what might have been considered a letdown spot.
The Warriors have the second best record at 13-4 but they share that record with the Houston Rockets. The Rockets lead the Southwest Division by 2.5 games over 10-6 San Antonio as the Spurs are still without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, who have yet to play this season due to injury. That the Spurs have still started strongly is a testament to the organization and coach Gregg Popovich in fashioning a roster with depth and getting the maximum from that roster.