Playing 'Contender or Pretender' with NBA Playoffs Hopefuls

Ethan Sherwood StraussNBA Lead WriterFebruary 16, 2013

We have a pretty clear picture of what the playoffs will look like, save for some teams on the bubble. The Los Angeles Lakers are always lurking, and they have been on a hot streak of late.

Other franchises are looking to crash the postseason party for the first time in awhile. In the East, the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons stalk from the fringes. In the West, the Warriors try to hold on to their first playoff appearance in six seasons.

Check out the video above as we play "contender or pretender" with all of the NBA postseason hopefuls.