2013 NBA Playoffs: 5 Role Players Who Need to Step Up Now

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2013 NBA Playoffs: 5 Role Players Who Need to Step Up Now
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Now that we're in the second round, down to the league's eight best teams battling for an opportunity to advance, the pressure is heightened for superstars and role players alike.

With final score margins getting smaller and smaller, it's guys like the seventh man off the bench or the starter who doesn't typically close games who must step up and make a difference. 

Here are five under-the-radar performers who need to bring their games to a higher level if they want to make the conference finals. 

 

All statistics in this article are from NBA.com/Stats and Basketball-Reference.com.

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