Better playoff race in East than West?

PER Diem: Feb. 8, 2010

Updated: February 8, 2010, 4:48 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
BobcatsKent Smith/NBAE/Getty ImagesIt's a race! Well, at least in the East, where there's still some uncertainty involving the top eight spots.

If you're looking for a bigger upset than the Saints beating the Colts, consider this one: The NBA's Eastern Conference might end up having a better playoff race than the Western Conference this year.