NBA Playoffs: The Unsung Heroes

Who are the players who go unrecognised despite their impact? We look at the top 5.

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Star players will always get the media attention attached to their reputation, regardless of how they play. Their presence on the court requires an opposing team to plan and theorize how to limit their impact. However, over a seven-game series, it is usually the supporting cast who can swing the pendulum in their team’s favor. Therefore, we look at some unsung heroes in this year’s playoffs.

The players involved in this list have all played beyond their expectation coming into the playoffs and have had a big impact on their team’s success.