With the NBA playoffs less than a month away, teams around the league are making their final push to make the postseason. It's important for teams to continue to win,even if they are already locks for the playoffs. The playoff picture in the Eastern Conference is becoming clearer, but the seventh and eighth seeds in the Western Conference are still up for grabs.
The Los Angeles Lakers might barely make the playoffs, which not many people thought would happen at this point in the season. The Miami Heat look unbeatable, but can they continue their great play into April and May? There are certain players that need to step up if their teams are going to have success in the postseason. Here are five players that have to step up for the playoff-bound teams: