NBA midseason report: Here's what you've missed

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After missing the playoffs last year, the Blazers and Suns have been two of '13-14's biggest surprises.

After missing the playoffs last year, the Blazers and Suns have been two of '13-14's biggest surprises.

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Trading places: The lowly Lakers are stuck in the Western cellar, while the Clips look like contenders.

Trading places: The lowly Lakers are stuck in the Western cellar, while the Clips look like contenders.

Terrence Ross has started the last 22 games for the Raptors, scoring in double-digits in 12 of them.

Terrence Ross has started the last 22 games for the Raptors, scoring in double-digits in 12 of them.

His move into the starting lineup -- created by the December trade of Rudy Gay -- has simplified the game for Ross. "I'm just trying to understand the game a little more. I've got a lot of veterans around me to help me with that. They've been in the league four or five years now, and for a young guy like me to know that they're going to point me in the right direction, it helps.''

The Pacers (33-8) and Heat (31-12) have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack in the East.

The Pacers (33-8) and Heat (31-12) have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack in the East.

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