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Same eight teams in NBA West likely to make playoffs again
Same eight teams in NBA West likely to make playoffs again

The same eight teams that made the playoffs in the Western Conference last season will make the postseason again in the 2014-15 season. But trying to figure out the order of finish in the super-tough West is the hard part. And the fun part and intriguing part and must-see-TV part. Last season, the order of finish in the West was San Antonio first, Oklahoma City second, the Clippers third, Houston fourth, Portland fifth, Golden State sixth, Memphis seventh and Dallas eighth. The presumption is that the Thunder will automatically drop down in the West standings because All-World forward Kevin Durant will be out eight weeks after surgery to repair a bone fracture in his right foot. ...

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