33 Reasons to Watch NBA Stretch Run

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With two weeks remaining in our condensed and partially mutilated 2011-12 NBA season, we're juggling more plots, subplots and characters than a vintage episode of the show that we're no longer allowed to mention on Grantland because David Simon is a condescending, humorless blowhard. Did these storylines emerge because we crammed 66 games into four months? Did we just get lucky? Or am I fudging this because I desperately needed a Friday column? Probably all three. But here are 33 reasons to be excited for the last two weeks of the NBA season.

1. Do you realize Charlotte has a chance to finish with the NBA's worst winning percentage ever? The '73 Sixers own the worst...

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