3 Dark-Horse Teams Capable Of Pulling Off NBA Finals Run

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The 2022 NBA Postseason is right around the corner. Things will get started next week with some exciting matchups in the NBA Play-In Tournament, which seems like it will become a permanent fixture in the league.

It keeps more teams alive in the postseason race, which makes games near the end of the regular season more important as well.

In the Eastern Conference, there is still plenty to be figured out when it comes to the standings, as only two games separate the 7th place Cleveland Cavaliers from the 10th place Charlotte Hornets.

The Brooklyn Nets are also set to take part in the Play-In Tournament, which means either the Miami Heat or whoever finishes second in the Eastern Conference are going to have a very difficult matchup against Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the first round of the playoffs.

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While every team in the Eastern Conference has guaranteed themselves at least a .500 record in the top-10, the Western Conference will have at least two, possibly three, teams finish under the .500 mark.

This is the first time in a while that there is some parity in the NBA. Without true super teams, we could see some upsets throughout the postseason as some franchises are ripe for an upset.

Who could we see make an unexpected run this year? Here are three dark-horse teams that could make a run to the NBA Finals.

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