Every NBA Playoff Contender's Most Troubling Issue

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Every NBA Playoff Contender's Most Troubling Issue
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The NBA's postseason is a time when the league's elite are put under the microscope. Flaws are broken down from every possible angle, while strategies are nitpicked to no end.

Each team has its own set of troubling qualities, although some will prove to be more significant than others.

Given the depth of talent across the league, the 2013 NBA playoffs figure to be as compelling and entertaining as ever, and the ability of contenders to exploit the opposition's flaws will be crucial to sustained success.

Let's examine what all those teams in the hunt must shore up before the playoffs arrive.


Note: Slideshow order reflective of conference standings.

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