After a fast start, John Wall slowed down by midseason as he persevered through soreness in his right knee and two bad ankles.
Things to know - some tactical, some adorable - following Golden State's 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Half of the NBA Finals is set. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off their non-competitive four-game sweep of the Atlanta Hawks with a 118-88 thumping Tuesday night.
It's OK to admit the NBA conference finals haven't exactly been riveting. But any basketball trumps none at all.
Hardly any words will be said by John Wall or Kyrie Irving -- in the media, about or to each other -- but they know what Thursday's All-NBA selections mean in the big picture.