Energy Players Key To NBA Postseason Runs

May 1st, 2010 by Curt Hogg Leave a reply »

Boom! A sudden bolt of lightning struck the Quicken Loans Arena last Tuesday, as the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Chicago Bulls in the Quarterfinals of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The crowd however, was not shocked by this sudden, abrupt occurrence, because the immediate energy came in the form of the eccentric-haired center Anderson Varejao. The same thing occurred miles away and a mile higher in Denver as Chris (Birdman) Andersen checked into the game.

            Across sixteen cities in the nation, players of the same role place a huge impact on their respective teams. These bolts of energy come off the bench and instantly add a buzz to the team, providing unmatched energy and creating plays that others can't. Players like Varejao and Andersen can often be seen sprawling on the floor, giving and receiving elbows, soaring for blocks, and stealing commanding rebounds. They are especially helpful when they check in for an older, less versatile player such as Shaq in Cleveland.

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