Each NBA Playoff Series' Hidden Storylines

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Each NBA Playoff Series' Hidden Storylines
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Silky-smooth Stephen Curry is one of the big storylines in these playoffs...what are some of the lesser-known ones?

In these NBA playoffs, storylines get pitched to us like we're DreamWorks executives looking for movies to greenlight.

But in all the furor by the networks and the league to capture our hearts and minds, some stories fly under the radar.

For example, much has been made of 5'9" Nate Robinson's emergence. He's appeared as if sent by Central Casting to lead his Chicago Bulls to a one-all semifinals series.

But did you know that three of the remaining playoff teams—the New York Knicks, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors—all let Robinson get away?

Nate would have seen little time on the Warriors. But you can bet the Knicks and Thunder are kicking themselves as they watch practically everything the Bulls guard puts up go down; they both would have loved to have the little guy in the fold.

What other stories are hidden deep within the recesses of these second-round playoff series?

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