The Sixers are outrunning their opponents to win, but will that style serve them well in the playoffs? • One coach in the East expects Jermaine O'Neal's career to be revived in Miami
Siena's plan of making the tournament by playing a beefed-up regular-season schedule could backfire • UConn's loss of junior guard Jerome Dyson is a major blow to the Huskies' title hopes
The top free agents will still get fat contracts, but second-tier talent will feel the pinch this year • The search for Gene Upshaw's replacement has divided the players' union
Four of the NBA's best big men—(clockwise, from left) Amar'e Stoudemire, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming and Kevin Garnett—go up for a rebound during the All-Star Game on Sunday in Phoenix. The West, behind co-MVPs Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, won 146--119.
Photograph by John W. McDonough