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Jimmie Johnson drives through the garage area during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday. (AP Photo/Dave Frechette)
Jimmie Johnson prepares to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday. Johnson, who won at Michigan is June, will need to reverse an unimpressive stretch of results lately if he's going to repeat at MIS in this weekend's Sprint Cup race. (AP Photo/Dave Frechette)
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.