The end of the regular season is just under two months away. This is the time for teams to win if they want to make the playoffs or else they will miss the postseason. Each game is crucial for any team trying to earn a spot in the playoffs. Also, teams that are already locked in the playoffs need to make sure that they don't slip-up and fall to a worse seed.
Some teams will really shock fans around the country after being a perennial playoff team, to missing the postseason for the first time in years. Other teams will finally make the playoffs after a long drought of missing it. Here are five surprising NBA teams to watch out for as the regular season nears.