NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Remaining Veterans Who Come to Life in the Postseason

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Remaining Veterans Who Come to Life in the Postseason
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With the Ides of May just around the corner, the league's veterans become as important as ever to their team's title hope in the NBA Playoffs.

In this lockout-shortened season, the NBA's old guard has been saving their bodies for playoff time more than ever. The Spurs 'Big Three' sat entire games. Even Kobe Bryant bowed out of a scoring-title race to rest up for the postseason.

These 'rest jobs' will not work out for everybody. Only a few veterans will seize their big moments and shine come closing time.

Read on to see which NBA veterans will come through this postseason, just as they have for years.

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