None of the Atlantic Division teams are in action tonight, which might come as a relief to the rest of the league. Four of the five clubs are over .500, while the fifth team, the 3-7 Raptors, is coming off a win last night, albeit against the lowly Magic. Nonetheless, teams making an East Coast road trip this year don't figure to have an easy time of it. Here's more from what might be the NBA's toughest division.
- Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com goes in depth on the Knicks' top-ranked defense, noting the contributions of offseason signees J.R. Smith, Ronnie Brewer, Pablo Prigioni and Rasheed Wallace.
- CSN Philly's Dei Lynam details how consistency is the key for Evan Turner, who's averaging a career-high 32.9 minutes per game this season, the last before the Sixers must decide whether to extend his rookie contract.
- The Raptors' decision to bring Dominic McGuire in on a minimum-salary deal is paying off for both player and team, observes Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.
- Rich Levine of CSNNE.com had much higher hopes for Darko Milicic, who may leave the Celtics to care for his ill mother after just five minutes of action this season.