BUCKS ON PARADE
That's no mix-up. Since acquiring John Salmons from the LeBron-minded Bulls, Milwaukee has been the pride of the Midwest, winning nine of 10 behind its new two guard's 19.2 points per game. The Bucks have catapulted from ninth to fifth in the East while Chicago has slunk from sixth to eighth.
LEIGH ANNE TUOHY
Thanks to alter ego Sandra Bullock, the plucky Ole Miss--lovin' soccer mom won Oscar gold by association on Sunday, and she'll offer her take on the Michael Oher story in a book this summer. Which, we guess, puts a Blind Side video game out in time for Christmas.
The Mavs have got that winnin' feeling, with a mix of old—28 points per game for Dirk Nowitzki, 31, since the All-Star break—and new, like rookie Rodrigue Beaubois (right), who dropped 18 in the third quarter during a franchise-best 11th straight win last Saturday.
PUT UP YOUR DUKES!
A return to normalcy in Durham, where last Saturday the Blue Devils broke a four-game losing streak to Carolina, stomping the Heels at home by a rivalry-record 32 points. Now the question: Will five Top 25 wins earn Duke its sixth No. 1 seed of the decade?