Best Storylines to Follow in the NBA Conference Semifinals

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  • 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
  • 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

Aldridge vs. Duncan, Lillard vs. Parker

Sometimes, playoff series feature stars that play different positions. Not this San Antonio Spurs-Portland Trail Blazers Western Conference semifinal. Nope. This series is set to feature Spurs’ point guard Tony Parker and power forward Tim Duncan against Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, truly pitting the four best players in the series head-to-head at each of their positions. Should be wildly entertaining, especially considering how Lillard’s star was born with a huge game winner against Houston in that first round.

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