Refreshing NBA unpredictability:

Miami: Dwyane Wade bails for Chicago, the Heat is 11-30 at halfway point, and now it has won 14 of 16 and is within three games of seventh-place Bulls.

Washington: The Wizards are 9-14 on Dec. 12, then 19-19, and enter the All-Star break on a 15-2 run and third in the East.

Houston: Mike D'Antoni seems to be goofiest coaching hire of offseason. Then, he converts James Harden to point guard and Rockets are third in West at 40-18.