Where would the Celtics be without Kevin Garnett? Where would the Sixers be without Andre Iguodala? Where would OKC be without James Harden?
Probably headed home for the summer by the end of the weekend.
This postseason, we've seen one or two players on every team take over and seemingly will their teams to victory when they desperately needed a boost. Without those players, their teams will be toast in the second round.
The X-factor on each team hunting for an NBA title doesn't have to be the points leader, or even a starter. As we've seen, the teams that win championships are the ones with deep benches, key role players and the kinds of stars who would rather chew off their own arms than lose.
Here's a look at the key players for each remaining playoff team.