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Talking tiebreakers and playoff races

How tiebreakers work, the race for the No. 1 seed and more (PER Diem: April 1, 2011)

Updated: April 1, 2011, 3:01 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Kobe, Duncan & RoseGetty ImagesIt's a race! The Lakers and Bulls are still in position to catch the Spurs for the top seed in the playoffs.

I've been getting so many questions and emails about this that I think it's time for a refresher course on NBA seedings, home-court advantage and tiebreakers. Lots of folks are confused about how all of this works, especially because the league changed all the rules a few years ago. If you're feeling well-versed enough in this topic, you can skip down to the Harbingers below.

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