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NBA Eastern Conference Teams with the Best Shot at the Final Playoff Spots

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NBA Eastern Conference Teams with the Best Shot at the Final Playoff Spots
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As the NBA season heads toward the All-Star break and teams have played about half their games, the playoff picture is starting to shake out in the Eastern Conference.

There is far more parity in the East then the West. Currently the eighth place Boston Celtics are only 8.5 games back of conference leader Miami, where as Houston lags behind the San Antonio Spurs by 11 games in the West. 

The top seven teams in the East are all within five games of the one seed, but in addition to a seeding battle there's also a struggle building steam at the bottom of the conference with the playoffs in sight for several middle-of-the-pack teams. 

With half a season still to play, here's a look a the teams with the best shot to get into the playoffs as one of the bottom two seeds. 

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