Will Nets or Sixers nab the final playoff spot?

Heading into the last week of the season, the Nets and Sixers are still fighting for their playoff lives.

Updated: April 15, 2005, 8:00 AM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
The NBA season has boiled down to this: one week to determine a season, the fate of several coaches, the playoff aspirations of thousands of fans and the race for the coveted NBA Championship.

In the East, six playoff spots are now locked down, with the Cavs, 76ers and Nets fighting for the last two slots.

In addition, in the race to make the playoffs, several teams are working frantically to position themselves to have some staying power in the postseason.

Only the Heat (1) and Pistons (2) are assured of their actual seeds at this point.

Insider breaks down the playoff race as we head into the home stretch:


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Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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