The X-Men
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In the 2010 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics clashed against the Los Angeles Lakers. In Game 4 of that spectacular seven-game series that eventually went the way of the Lakers, Boston’s Glen Davis and Nate Robinson put on what they called the ‘Shrek and Donkey show’ to give the Celtics an unlikely win. It was the kind of unexpected performance we have come to see from several NBA players over the years, whose consistent inconsistency has often left fans travelling the gap between euphoria and disappointment. Here are six players, X-men if we may, who could provide a big lift to their respective teams should they make it to the playoffs, provided they come up big every night when the stakes are at their biggest.

-- Gallery by Akshay Manwani