Breaking down the East playoff race
East teams that could crash the Chicago-Miami party (PER Diem: Feb. 27, 2012)
Updated: February 28, 2012, 10:25 AM ETBy John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesIt's time to look ahead to the second half of the season, and for once we mean that literally. In past seasons the All-Star break has actually been at around the two-thirds mark of the season, leaving just a final push to the finish line between the dead Monday after the All-Star Game and the playoffs.
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