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San Antonio Spurs: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up for Playoffs
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Since the dawn of the new millennium, the San Antonio Spurs have been perpetual contenders in the Western Conference, winning three titles since 2000.  This year the Spurs once again find themselves near the top of the field and one of the favorites to represent the West in the 2012 NBA Finals. 

As impressive as San Antonio’s longevity has been, it is far from an infallible team, as last year’s first-round upset to the upstart Memphis Grizzlies proved.  While everyone needs to perform well if San Antonio wants one last title, there are five players whose play is of specific importance. 

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