Breaking Down Best Matchups of Second-Round 2013 NBA Playoff Series

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Breaking Down Best Matchups of Second-Round 2013 NBA Playoff Series
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LeBron James will be challenged by Jimmy Butler in the Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls series.

As the grind of a seven-game playoff series develops, so do the spotlighted battles that exist between opponents.

The first round featured the superstar showdown between Carmelo Anthony versus Paul Pierce and the matchup battle between Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph, among many others.

In the second round, a refreshed lineup of mano-a-mano battles are taking shape.

Sometimes it's the matchup of two guys guarding one another, and sometimes it's just a fight for who can claim the spotlight and the victory.

Either way, the individual wars will decide the outcomes of the second round.

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