Moral victories in the wild NBA West

Seven teams are fighting for the Western Conference's last two playoff spots, but each can be a winner. Story

Updated: March 2, 2007, 11:29 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

"There are no moral victories in the NBA." -- David Lee, New York Knicks, Jan. 20, 2007

After "He just knows how to win" (a truly singular bit of tautological nonsense), and "You can't teach size" (a bromide that too neatly, too painfully, encapsulates the premature end of my playing career) one of my least favorite sports clichés is: "There are no moral victories."

Yes, it's true, only actual wins and losses count in the standings. And yes, as descendants of Vince Lombardi, ...

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