2012 NBA Playoffs: Ranking the 3 Best Performances from Day 1

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2012 NBA Playoffs: Ranking the 3 Best Performances from Day 1
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Kevin Durant celebrates his game-winning shot against the Mavericks.

Basketball is a team sport. But sometimes, individuals just have to steal the spotlight.

That proved to be the case on day one of the NBA playoffs.

While nobody had an outstanding performance, players were clutch (none more so than Kevin Durant) and others racked up a good amount of points, boards and dimes. Others played great defense, and helped their team hold the opponent to less than 70 points.

And two players tore their ACL, one of which was just shy of a triple-double.

Here are the three best performances from day one of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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