Two overtime plays defined the Miami Heat's victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the first play, LeBron took about ten steps to the basket and put it in the hoop. Nothing you can do about that – when the refs decide to let James travel to the basket so the Miami Heat can win at any cost, there is no stopping him. Move on.
The NBA Playoffs is a time where the stars shine brightest. However, this is also where some of the top-rated players become shells of themselves. This can be attributed to a lot of things, from nursing injuries sustained through the grueling regular season to players shrinking in the limelight. It's something that we see every year. This one is no different.
There is no question that Kobe Bryant is one of the best scorers in the history of the NBA. Going into Tuesday night's game against Brooklyn Bryant, he has scored 30,813 points in his 17 years in the NBA. He has averaged at least 25 points a game for the season 11 times in his career.
We have reached the halfway point in the NBA season. Let's take a shot at who we think will be taking home some awards at the end of the season.
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