Analysis: In wide-open NBA, uncertainty is only certainty


              Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) is congratulated by teammates as he comes out of the game late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
            
              Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James throws a pass across Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil T. Lippe)
            
              Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) looks to make a move around Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil T. Lippe)
            
              Sacramento Kings' Harrison Barnes (40) and Domantas Sabonis (10) guard Washington Wizards' Daniel Gafford during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. The Wizards won 125-111. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)
            
              Stephen Curry de los Warriors de Golden State voltea a las gradas durante la ceremonia previa al juego contra los Knicks de Nueva York, el martes 20 de diciembre de 2022, en Nueva York. (AP Foto/Frank Franklin II)
            
              Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, center, looks on during a time out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, in Denver. Booker, who started the contest after missing several games to injury, played briefly in the first half before retiring to the lockerrroom and then sitting out the rest of the game. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, works the ball inside to the rim as Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul defends in overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Analysis: In wide-open NBA, uncertainty is only certainty