...what the heck is happening in the Western Conference? Can anyone take advantage? I can't seriously imagine that the Trailblazers are the best the conference will have to offer in terms of challenging the Warriors in the playoffs, but they're the only Western Conference team that has looked good on the season-to-date. I actually like the top five teams in the East (Toronto, Milwaukee, Indiana, Philadelphia and Boston) better than any team in the west other than the Warriors right now. At least Houston has won four straight and seven out of ten and may be poised to get back to an approximation of what they were last year, and the Thunder could make some real noise, but overall there's just a lot of disappointment with the play/consistency of the Western teams so far.