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Blueprints for NBA Playoff Bubble Teams to Make the Cut
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NBA playoff bubble teams continue to fight for a chance to compete in the playoffs. They will, however, need a solid blueprint moving forward if they’re going to succeed at achieving that goal.

As the 2012-13 NBA season approaches the All-Star break, fans have a good idea which teams are bound for the playoffs or the NBA draft lottery. While many teams fall into one of these two categories, a few teams are on the fence of the playoff picture.

The Western Conference is vastly more competitive than the Eastern Conference in terms of teams that can make the playoffs. Even so, the playoff picture may see a great deal of variation moving forward.

If playoff bubble teams abide by the following blueprints, they’ll have a good chance of making the postseason.

 

Note: All statistics/records in this article are accurate as of Jan. 29, 2013.

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