Lies We Keep Telling Ourselves About Our Favorite NBA Teams

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Lies We Keep Telling Ourselves About Our Favorite NBA Teams
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The Oklahoma City Thunder will miss James Harden come playoff time, don't expect them not to.

With the majority of the regular season in the books, NBA fans should have a solid idea about the immediate future of their favorite teams. The problem is, that isn't the reality. 

Fans across the country are disillusioned with false hope, which will only make a playoff defeat more difficult to swallow. 

The upcoming playoffs have the potential to be very exciting, although the competition in the Eastern Conference may be underwhelming. In order to increase the hype, the future prospects of many teams are being overblown. 

Delaying the inevitable by believing mistruths is an option during the regular season, but reality cannot be ignored once the postseason gets underway. 

Winning in the playoffs requires a team to perform well on both ends of the court. While high-octane offensive attacks are exciting to watch, the play on the defensive end is just as important once the postseason gets underway. 

All statistics and records accurate as of March 27th, 2013.

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