The 2014 NBA playoffs are finally underway, and we've already seen the best of the best go at it. While there's been a few standout offensive performances, players doing work in other areas aren't getting as much attention.
Though to be clear, their play hasn't been just about defense. Every team has an enforcer of sorts, and his role comes down to a multitude of factors. It's as the defensive force behind the team, a vocal leader on and off the court, being that tough, physical and intimidating factor for the squad.
Sometimes it shows up in the stat sheet, but more often than not it comes down to gritty defense, hustle and 100 percent effort on the court that is appreciated by the fans.
Here they are: the toughest enforcers in the 2014 NBA playoffs.