Originally written May 07, 2013 on TornBySports:
Nearly every NBA Playoffs brings an X factor. There is a moment, a play or a comment that holds the potential to either define or change the direction of circumstances. For some teams that factor can boost your chances or it can lead to your demise. For the Boston Celtics it was age. Their two best players are riding out their final seasons in the league and the Celtics will inevitably have to make moves this off-season. The main theme for the rest of the teams left in this season’s conference semis, however, is injuries. For the Warriors it’s David Lee. For the Bulls it’s Derrick Rose. For the Thunder it’s Russell Westbrook. Who would have thought that the best team in the playoffs and in the league wouldn’t be plagued by injuries as badly as their counterparts? The Miami Heat, despite dropping game one to Chicago last night, has to like their chances going forward simply for the fact that their best players are playing injury free. While there was much speculation surrounding Dway...
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