NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Players Who Need to Show Up Big in Conference Finals

May 26th, 2012 by Kenneth Hicks Leave a reply »
The NBA Conference Finals have featured some of the most breathtaking performances in NBA history by individuals who told their team, "Get on my back, and I will carry us to the NBA Finals."

In NBA Conference Finals history, there have been players that had to show up big to indeed carry their team in critical games or big moments.

There were a couple of Boston Celtic greats, Larry Bird in 1987 and John Havlicek in 1965, who stole the ball with seconds left to secure a victory in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

Moreover, big-time players show up in big spots. For example, in 1994 of the Eastern Conference Finals Reggie Miller had a 25-point fourth quarter against the New York Knicks carrying his team for the victory.

Then it was in the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals when LeBron James, as a Cleveland Cavalier, scored 25 consecutive points against the Detroit Pistons en route to 49 points for the game and a win.

These players have proven they can step up in big moments, big games and get their team the win in the NBA Conference Finals.

Here's who will be this year's five players who need to step up big in the N ...

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