NBA Finals 2015: Potential X-Factors for Each Playoff Team’s Title Hopes

May 23rd, 2015 by Justin Hussong Leave a reply »

None of the teams remaining in the NBA playoffs have won a championship since 1995. For once, there is some parity and uncertainty in the league, and basketball is much better for it. Each conference finals series is shaping up to be a blowout thus far, but the Houston Rockets' 3-1 comeback in Round 2 showed that you can always turn it around.

That is, if the X-factors show up.

The Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers have made it this far on the backs of perennial All-Stars but every championship squad needs some under-the-radar talent to get it over the hump.

Should each of these teams be fortunate enough to make it to the NBA Finals, here are the guys who would be vital for bringing home the hardware.


Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Korver

The Hawks' sharpshooter was electric all season in what was his first career All-Star campaign. He nailed 49.2 percent from three-point range and made big strides as a passer and defender.

The postseason has been a different story. Korver is down to just 35.5 percent. He has been the guy all year ...

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