Russell Westbrook is the Thunder's point guard of the future—if he can learn to control his turnovers • Which title contender made the best free-agent pickup?
This is an article from the March 16, 2009 issue
Some intriguing scenarios in SI's mid-March mock draft—including the Lions' passing on a quarterback with the first choice in order to beef up their offensive line
A rejuvenated Jeff Gordon races back to the top of the Cup point standings • The key to Kurt Busch's win in Atlanta • Sign of the hard times: Bristol's not sold out yet
Shani Davis keeps breaking records, but can he and the speedskating community repair their fractured relationship? • Freestyle magic for the U.S.
This moment aside, Kobe Bryant was anything but flat in the Lakers' March 3 game against the Grizzlies in Los Angeles. He scored 31 points in L.A.'s 99--89 win.