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It's halftime in the NBA: 10 things to watch from here

It's halftime in the NBA.

Officially, Thursday night's Cleveland at Toronto game was the 615th on the NBA schedule for this season — the exact midway point on the 1,230-game regular-season slate. Everyone tends to call what follows the All-Star Game as the second half, but it's more like two-thirds of the season that will be in the books before that showcase in Los Angeles next month.

Here's a look at 10 storylines for the second half:



Always a big deal, this seems even bigger this year.

The deadline is Feb. 8, 15 days earlier than a year ago and that means teams will have to choose to be a buyer or a seller before the...