2010 NBA Playoffs: The Race for the No. 8 Seed in the East

April 7th, 2010 by Ed Leiser Leave a reply »
The NBA Playoffs have just one meaningful race left: the race for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference (and future road-kill for the Cleveland Cavaliers).

The Toronto Raptors hold a slim, one-game lead over the Chicago Bulls as NBA players everywhere are reserving their tee times for season's end in two weeks.

Both Toronto and Chicago have five games left on their schedules, but the Bulls will only get two of those games on their home court—Toronto will host three opponents.

The Raptors have what appears to be the easier road at this point, and will have no one to blame but themselves if they are unable to hold onto the No. 8 seed.

The Raptors will face off with the mighty Cavs and Atlanta Hawks in their next two games, but will ease up down the stretch with games against the Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and New York Knicks.

The Bulls' next opponent is also the Cavs, followed by road games against the New Jersey Nets and Raptors (clearly a must-have for both teams). The Bulls end up with games against the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats.

The Raptors will face two playoff teams over the ...

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