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Playoff battles in regular-season finale

PER Diem: April 14, 2010

Updated: April 14, 2010, 6:08 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Paul MillsapMelissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty ImagesBoth the Jazz and Mavs are still chasing the West's No. 2 seed as the regular season winds down.

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.


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