Predicting Which Bubble Teams Will Make 2014 NBA Playoffs

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Predicting Which Bubble Teams Will Make 2014 NBA Playoffs
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March may be the month of Madness for college basketball and the NCAA tournament, but in the NBA, it's a time for bubble teams to prove their worth with the playoffs around the corner.

When determining which squads are on the bubble, it's admittedly subjective. Are the Golden State Warriors in danger of losing their spot out West? Do the Minnesota Timberwolves even have a chance at sneaking in?

Then there are teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies who epitomize the bubble concept. They're just one game ahead of the Phoenix Suns for the eighth seed out West, and key games could decide their fate during the season's final stretch.

In order to remain objective, we'll consider ESPN's Hollinger Odds. Any team with playoff odds greater than 99 percent will be considered a lock for the playoffs. Conversely, any team with a 0 percent chance is out, for obvious reasons.

There are eight teams on the bubble using that criteria, but only a select few can get in when the postseason arrives.

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