Breaking Down Which 2012 NBA Playoff Teams Will Miss the 2013 NBA Playoffs

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Breaking Down Which 2012 NBA Playoff Teams Will Miss the 2013 NBA Playoffs
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The NBA playoffs.

They are the reason those of us in the Eastern time zone trudge into work half asleep.

We absolutely have to stay up entirely too late to see what happens in those late Western Conference games.

As good as it will be to get back to the traditional 82-game regular season, we all yearn for April with excited anticipation as we await the 16 teams that will make up the field for the 2013 playoffs.

There will definitely be some new teams at the party next season as some of the usual teams will be bowing out.

This opens the door for teams who were on the cusp and barely missed out or teams who have made bold offseason moves and believe they're playoff teams now.

Here's a look at the teams they will be replacing.

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