Just midway through the first round of the 2012 NBA postseason, the stars have begun to shine and the cards have begun falling into place. From the defending champions’ early exit to a couple of triple-doubles, it’s not hard to pick out the great from the good.
The key, however, is picking the elite from the great.
While deciding upon such at this point in the postseason may be premature, it’s important to acknowledge the players who have made great contributions. Therefore, it’s time to break out the old power rankings and get the job done.