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5 NBA Teams Facing 'Championship or Bust' Season in 2012-13
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Expectations drive the NBA. If fans, owners, writers and analysts believe your team has the talent to compete for a championship, failing to do so creates the “championship or bust” mentality.

In the land of "big threes," dynasty hopefuls and veteran teams who have been there before, there are a handful of NBA teams facing that fate.

Teams like the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards would be happy just to make the postseason. If they do so, their year would be deemed a success in the eyes of owners and fans.

Other teams around the league, however, have much greater expectations placed on their shoulders. If the following teams come up short in their chase for the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2013, their season will be a bust.

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