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The 10 Most Impressive Players Remaining in the 2013 NBA Playoffs

What makes the NBA Playoffs so spectacular are the individual highlight reels from the remaining players.

We’re already into the second round with eight teams battling for the NBA Championship, and we’ve witnessed some remarkable plays. But as we get deeper into the playoffs, now is the time when we see clutch players proving their worth and budding superstars beginning to make their marks on the game.

So, let’s take a look at the most impressive players who are still on the court for the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

10. Marco Belinelli

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Despite missing a star like Derrick Rose, the Bulls have been doing pretty well during the playoffs. That’s in part to players like Marco Belinelli. Belinelli has become one of the team’s leaders who has averaged 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists per game during the last 5 games.

9. Iman Shumpert

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The second-year guard for the Knicks is arguably their best defensive player. He’s been holding his own against some of the best in the game and is averaging more than a steal per game throughout New York’s playoff run. During the last couple of games, however, Shumpert has been becoming an offensive weapon as well by averaging more than 12 points a game.

8. Zach Randolph

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Z-Bo helped eliminate Chris Paul and The Clippers in the final four games of the first round by averaging 24.7 PPG & 9.0 RPG. If there were any doubts about Randolph returning to his 2011 playoff form, he should have proven otherwise by now.

7. Carmelo Anthony

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Melo may not be putting up the most impressive of numbers, but he’s the most important piece to the Knicks offense. During this year’s playoffs, he’s averaging 39.6 MPG, 28.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.2 SPG.

6. Nate Robinson

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Nate Robinson is another Bull who has been stepping it up. Chicago needed Robinson to help them make it this far. And, he’s doing so fittingly. Just check out Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Nets, where he put up 34 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.

5. Paul George

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The 23-year-old has been helping The Pacers in shutting down playmakers like Carmelo Anthony. There’s a reason why Indiana has the league’s stingiest defense, and that’s because of players like Paul George.

4. Tony Parker

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No surprise here. Tony Parker has shown us why he’s one of the best on the court during The Spurs tough battle with The Warriors. During the first three games, Parker has average over 26 PPG.

3. LeBron James

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Bron Bron has proved that he’s still hungry for a second NBA Title. The King has been shooting 55% in the playoffs, as well as averaging 23.7 PPG. The reigning MVP has shown us once again why he’s the best in the game.

2. Stephen Curry

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Stephen Curry has proven to be one of the most clutch players during this season’s playoffs. He lead The Warriors in an upset series victory over Denver and has the following stats: 25 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 8.3 APG, 1.8 SPG. Regardless how the playoffs go down, the future looks bright for Curry and The Warriors.

1. Kevin Durant

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Without Russell Westbrook, Durantula has been on a tear. In fact, without Westbrook, Durant has been averaging 34 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 6.1 APG, and 1.6 SPG. The NBA’s third-leading postseason scorer is trying to keep The Thunder rolling, even if things aren’t looking that way. Regardless if OKC advances, Durant is currently in beast mode.

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