Serge Ibaka and Kenneth Faried are among those who have broken out to have their best playoff performances to this point in their careers. Ibaka is doing it in his third season and Faried did it in his rookie year. As good as each one might become, there's no telling whether they'll repeat what they have done this postseason.
Ibaka is averaging 11 points on 64.5 percent from the field while blocking 3.3 shots per game. Faried put up 10.4 points per game on 53.3 percent shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds per game.
These are great numbers, but they hardly indicate how well either one will do moving forward.
Numerous players have had great postseason performances never to have such great playoff showings again.
Following is a list of 10 players since the NBA-ABA merger who had impressive playoff performances, but couldn't bring the magic in another postseason.