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Playoff battles in regular-season finale

Remember, tanking isn't just for lottery teams. It could also be a big story tonight in the final day of the regular season. While teams jockey for playoff position and fans start getting excited for the postseason, the story the league probably doesn't want you to ponder is how few teams will be really trying to win.

Tonight, 16 of the 17 remaining potential playoff teams are in action. Of those, six or seven won't care, five to seven will be trying to win, and two or three could be actively trying to lose.