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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana (left) celebrates with Nick Swisher after Santana hit a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander in the fourth inning of a game, June 21, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher takes the throw to get Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) at first on a bunt in the first inning May 7, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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.