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NBA Playoffs 2012: Why Deep Teams Still Won't Beat Superstars in Road to Finals

There's no way around it, the NBA is controlled by its superstar players and the best ones are lining up as the last ones left to fight for this year's championship. The NBA proclaims itself as the place "Where Amazing Happens" and in today's league, that's exactly the platform that keeps solid top-to-bottom teams from excelling in the playoffs. Throughout an exhausting and often redundant seven-game series in the playoffs, playing styles like isolation and transition come to the forefront in big-time games.
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