X-Factors: Flipping the Switch
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Every team in the NBA has two types of star players. We have the stars that can be relied upon to play well in nearly every game and to keep their teams competitive night after night. And then we have the stars that are known to flip the switch on, going from dormant to devastating, and turn a good team into a great one. The longer a series gets, the more each team will rely on these X-factors to make the big plays in close contests. Here’s a player on each remaining contender who must switch to a higher gear for their squad to have a chance at winning the Conference Finals.

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