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Disaster Plan for Each NBA Playoff Team Surviving Their Injury Woes
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Generally, NBA teams that have emerged from a full regular season in playoff position have done so—in part—because they've had good luck on the injury front.

The 2012-13 season, though, has been a little bit unusual.

Of the 16 clubs currently slated to make the postseason, half of them are dealing with legitimate injuries to significant rotation players. And in some cases, those teams have made it all the way to the cusp of the playoffs, despite the absences of some of their very best personnel.

With April around the corner, now's not the time for a "woe is me" attitude. Instead, these teams need to form their own disaster plans in the event that injuries persist and help isn't on the way.

Here's what every playoff team has to do in order to survive its injury troubles—now and in the postseason.

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