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Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn goes after a fly ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon in the fifth inning of a game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., in June 2014. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn watches his ball after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino during the ninth inning of a game in June of 2014 in Cleveland. Indians' Mike Aviles scored. The Indians defeated the Rockies 6-4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
TORONTO: When Chris Bosh and LeBron James joined together with the Miami Heat six years ago, they left behind two franchises that disintegrated into irrelevance. Without their franchise pillars, both the Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors became also-rans. They took far different paths to get here, but both teams have returned to the top of the Eastern Conference.