Commentary

Midseason award winners

PER Diem: Jan. 25, 2010

Updated: January 25, 2010, 6:25 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Varejao/LeBronNoah Graham/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Cleveland Cavaliers have the best record in the NBA and two players worthy of midseason awards.

If the NBA season were the work week, this would be Wednesday. That's right: hump day. Most teams played their 41st game during the Martin Luther King Day weekend and the rest caught up later in the week, which means half of the regular season is officially in the rearview mirror.