Playoff contenders facing tight situations

The Grizzlies and Trail Blazers have been masters at pulling out close games.

Updated: March 16, 2004, 11:38 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
You win some. You lose some.

The Toronto Raptors only wish you could tie every once in awhile.

Currently, our North of the Border friends are 28-38 and 1 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference but have had to play longer and harder just to get there. In fact, they've played a total of 8 overtime games and been involved in 20 games that have either been decided by three or fewer points or gone an extra stanza.