The Western Conf is gearing up for the stretch to the Finals by 'adjustments' to their tired personnel. With the Celtics, Pistons, Lakers and others, the competition is getting stiffer all to the benefit of the fans, as it should be. The excitement is building towards the play-offs. I believe this year's stretch run should surpass last year and hopefully give the NBA a boost for the next few years. As for the 'gentle giant' he may be the surprise catch of the year for the Suns.