The NBA playoffs are a time when superstars are supposed to rise to the occasion. Whether it be offensively or defensively, these studs are counted upon to shoulder the burden for their respective teams.
As stars both young and old shine, there's no denying that the 2013 postseason is one that will be defined by the play of the league's elite.
With legacies on the line, it's time to take a look at which stars are helping their cause with strong performances in the early going.
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