2011--12 REGULAR-SEASON OUTCOME (conference ranking in parentheses)
HOW THEY COMPARE
For some the championship window is closing, for others it's opening, and for still others it could be a while before the window even comes into view. Here's where every team stands
Five Teams That Must Win Now
Heat Miami can't—and won't—go another year without a championship.
Lakers Whether or not L.A. trades for Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant (in his 16th season) needs another title.