5 2015 NBA Playoff Teams Running on Fumes Heading into the Stretch Run

March 3rd, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
The NBA's postseason picture isn't crystal clear just yet, but several squads have done enough to solidify their status as inevitable entrants into the playoff field. 

However, just because franchises made headway early in the year doesn't mean they've been able to sustain championship-caliber paces as the 2014-15 regular season winds down. 

Since the All-Star break concluded and the trade deadline passed, several teams have taken statistical steps back at the cost of continuity and postseason seeding. 

So while the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets have gained steam, some clubs—including the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards—have lost considerable momentum over the past couple of weeks. 

With an eye toward post-All-Star break returns and trends that have emerged over the past month, take a gander at which clubs need to flip switches over the season's final six weeks.

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