Best Storylines to Follow in the NBA Conference Semifinals

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  • Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, NBA playoffs
  • Los Angeles Clippers, Doc Rivers, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets
  • LeBron James Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets
  • Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard, Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers
  • San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker, Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
  • John Wall, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, NBA playoffs

Blake Griffin’s Chance to Prove He’s Tough Enough

Blake Griffin easily had his best season as a pro, averaging a career-high 24 points per game during the regular season and leading the way for the Clippers to defeat the Warriors in seven games to advance to the second round. While Griffin has toughened up considerably, in becoming the Clippers’ “go-to guy,” as Chris Paul said, is the fourth-year power forward tough enough to get LA past Durant and the Thunder? Doing so would definitely elevate BG’s career, not to mention confidence, and leave previous postseason accusations about him being soft in his rear-view mirror. (Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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