East playoff field taking shape

PER Diem: March 10, 2010

Updated: March 10, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By John Hollinger |
Chris Bosh #4 and James Johnson #16Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty ImagesCan Chris Bosh's Raptors hold off James Johnson and the Bulls for the East's final playoff spot?

The word for today is "separation." We've had it in the Western Conference playoff chase for quite a while, and now we're finally getting it in the East, too.