Vinny Del Negro

76ers, Bucks hot; Spurs, Pacers not

When the NBA season began just over a week ago, who would have imagined the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks among the league's unbeaten teams? That people would actually be yearning to see more Sacramento Kings games on television, and that the Boston Celtics would look like a team to beat in the Eastern Conference?

Those were some of the early surprises in the league over its first week. And while in time legitimate contenders will play up to expectations, the competitive play of perennial doormats does provide excitement at a time when the league needs a boost.

In Philadelphia, the Sixers were 3-0 going into Friday's game against San Antonio. It was the first 3-0...