FOR MARCH 6, 2017
With just six weeks left in the NBA regular season, the races are on: to the top and to the bottom. Can Serge Ibaka(near right) and the Raptors unseat LeBron James (23) and the Cavaliers in the East? Six teams have a shot at the final playoff spot in the West. Meanwhile the league's cellar dwellers will vie for the chance to take Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20), the favorite to go first in June's draft. Whether your team is making a playoff push or sinking fast, The Crossover has you covered. Andrew Sharp also offers his latest mock draft with thoughts on the rebuilding Lakers and 76ers. Go to SI.com/NBA for the latest news and analysis.
Reign in Spain
WAS IT THE end of an era or just one bad game for Barcelona when it lost 4--0 to Paris Saint-Germain on Feb. 14 in Paris in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16? "We know it was a really bad game, but we also have a lot of confidence in what we are doing," Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic(right) tells SI's Grant Wahl in this week's Planet Fútbol podcast, adding that he thinks his team is capable of overcoming the four-goal deficit in the return leg on March 8 in Barcelona. In a bonus interview, Barça goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen(left)—who, at 23, was in goal for Barça's 2015 Champions League title—recalls how a German youth coach turned him from a forward into a keeper. Now he's one of the top goalkeepers in the world. For interviews with Rakitic, Ter Stegen and other fascinating footy figures, go to on.si.com/Wahl-Pod