A look at the NBA playoff picture
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with eight days remaining in the regular season:
The race for No. 1 got muddled, and the chase for No. 8 got more interesting.
Miami lost at home to Brooklyn -- the Nets went 4-0 against the Heat this season, and that doesn't include a 2-0 preseason mark against the reigning champs, either -- while Atlanta fell at home to Detroit.
So Tuesday night's big winners out of the East: Indiana and New York, neither of whom actually played.
The Pacers are now a half-game back of Miami in the race for No. 1, the Knicks moved within 1
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