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Winners and Losers from 3rd Week of 2013 NBA Playoffs
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The 2013 NBA playoffs are starting to heat up with the conference semifinals in full swing, and things should only get spicier from here.

Two games into the second round, all four of the lower-seeded teams have stolen home-court advantage from their higher-seeded opponents. It's the first time that's happened since the NBA expanded to a 16-team playoff format before the 1983-84 season, according to NBA.com.

We've been treated to nail-biters like the double-overtime masterpiece between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in Game 1, franchise-record blowouts such as the Miami Heat's 37-point win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 2, and everything in between.

From newly unemployed coaches to white-hot shooters, players powering through injuries to spinal taps, there's been no shortage of drama as the playoffs churn onward.

Let's check out some of the players, teams and coaches who broke out as clear winners and losers in Week 3 of the 2013 NBA playoffs.

 

Note: For the purposes of this slideshow, Week 3 spans from games played on Friday, May 3, through Wednesday, May 8. All advanced statistics come from either Basketball-Reference or NBA.com/stats, except where otherwise noted.  

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