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Eastern Conference race: Bulls vs. Celtics

The Boston Celtics are stumbling. They're 5-6 in their last 11 and are facing an Indiana Pacers team on Monday that is fighting for its playoff life.

So maybe we should start including the surging Miami Heat, who have won five in a row and have pulled within a half game of the Celtics.

And Miami has an easy remaining schedule, with upcoming games against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves.