Unlike the Heat and Thunder, the Spurs don't enter the playoffs in good shape. With Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili nursing injuries, San Antonio dropped seven of its last 10 games and fell to the No. 2 seed in the West. But if those two and Tim Duncan can stay healthy, you can't write off the Spurs' chances for a fifth title in 14 years. FOX Sports Southwest's Tully Corcoran: State of the Team report
Last three standing?
All season, we've tried to identify the teams that stand apart from the rest as title contenders, the NBA's Towers of Power. As the playoffs begin, we're down to these three: the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. If one doesn't win the title, it will qualify as a major surprise. So how does each team look heading into the postseason? Keep going for a final "State of the Team" report on each one.
The Heat made the Finals two years ago and won the championship last year, but they've never entered the playoffs as overwhelming favorites until now. After a 66-win regular season that included a 37-2 finish, Miami is expected to cruise to another title. So could overconfidence be a problem? FOX Sports Florida's Chris Tomasson: State of the Team report
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have progressed every season since moving to Oklahoma City in 2008. The next step? A championship. OKC enters the playoffs as the favorite to win the West and return to the Finals, but there are plenty of doubts about whether the Thunder will be able to achieve their ultimate goal. FOX Sports Southwest's Andrew Gilman: State of the Team report