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Early-Season NBA Success Stories That Will Crash and Burn
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Even in the NBA, all good things must come to an end. That's unfortunate for these early-season success stories, who probably wish that they'd never heard that proverb. 

These three players and two teams have gotten off to surprising starts during the 2012-13 season, but their success will prove to be short-lived. A few of them will continue to play well, but not relative to the performances they're putting up at the moment. 

Easy schedules have created some of these illusions. Massive upticks in efficiency that will ultimately be unsustainable have created others. 

Regardless, each of these five NBA stories is eventually going to come back down to earth. 

 

Note: All stats and records are current through Dec. 4, 2012. 

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