Best Storylines to Follow in NBA Conference Finals

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  • Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Thunder Spurs, Tony Parker, Caron Butler, Reggie Jackson
  • Spurs Thunder, Durant, Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich
  • Manu Ginobili, Reggie Jackson, Spurs Thunder, NBA playoffs
  • Tim Duncan, Ginobili, Parker, Spurs Thunder
  • Paul George, Indiana Pacers, LeBron James, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA playoffs
  • Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers, NBA playoffs, Washington Wizards
  • Paul George, Indiana Pacers
  • Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat
  • Pacers, LeBron James, Paul George, Lance Stephenson, David West
  • Lance Stephenson, Pacers Heat

X-Factors: Who Steps Up? 

We’re thinking the X-factors in this series are Manu Ginobili for the Spurs and Reggie Jackson with the Thunder. Both have similar scoring averages — Ginobili’s 12 points per game to Jackson’s 13 — and will be counted on to provide a spark for their respective teams. We see both contributing and coming up with big shots at different points of this series, but we give the slightest edge to Jackson, 24, and his younger legs over the grizzled vet Ginobili, 36. (Photos: USA Today Sports/Reuters)

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