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5 NBA teams that could narrowly miss the playoffs

John Wall and Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards
Modified 24 Mar 2016, 20:13 IST
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There are 4 teams competing for two spots to the playoffs in the Eastern conference. They are all separated by a game or two. More importantly, they play each other more in the coming weeks. So the final tally to make it to the playoffs will come down to one or two game win - loss record.The western conference is settled and we could clearly see 7 teams making the playoffs for sure this year. But there are two or three teams that are volatile and this could provide some surprises come playoff time. It would be safe to say that teams that end up with .500 win – loss record in the west will make the playoffs this year. And the playoffs is a open race in the eastern conference. Although it is normal to see Cavs playing conference finals , they seem vulnerable. So it is important to look at the teams that make the playoffs.More importantly the teams that could miss the playoffs.

#1 Washington Wizards

Washington wizards have the been the shadow of the former selves this year. While all the other teams upgraded during the off season, they used the time to get healthy. But further injuries to Beal and other important players have left them short-handed. As good or great Bradley Beal is, he has been inconsistent being in and out of the team due to injury and health issues. 

Wizards are now sitting at 10th spot in the eastern conference and their appearance in playoff is solely based on this last month of regular season. They could be the last team in or end up 9 or 10th.  

Wall has taken this team onto his back and it is time the rest of the team showed up. John Wall is averaging 21.2 points, 10.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 1.5 3-point field goals made since All-star break.

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Published 23 Mar 2016, 19:50 IST
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