Analysis: As NBA’s first quarter ends, the contenders emerge


              Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla sits on the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, left, speaks with guard Marcus Smart, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a 3-point basket by teammate Klay Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
            
              Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a 3-point basket by guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Analysis: As NBA’s first quarter ends, the contenders emerge