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NBA Lottery Teams That Could Make a Serious Run in 2012-13
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Every season, there is always at least one NBA squad that rises from the ashes of NBA futility and puts on a tough run into the NBA Playoffs. Which team will it be this season?

In the 2011-12 season, it was the Los Angeles Clippers. In 2010-11, it was the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2009-10, it was the Oklahoma City Thunder. All three teams shared something in common—they were lottery teams for multiple seasons, but thanks to some excellent draft choices, trades and free agent signings they finally escaped the lottery and made it into the postseason.

Which team will continue the trend in 2012-13? Let’s check out five squads who might finally be ready for a playoff run.

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