The 6 Juiciest Storylines Remaining in the 2nd Round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs

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The 6 Juiciest Storylines Remaining in the 2nd Round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs
Eric Gay/Associated Press
Tony Parker and Damian Lillard epitomize the battle of new school versus old school.

For basketball fanatics, there's a yearly debate about which is better: the NCAA tournament or the NBA playoffs? College basketball advocates will point to March Madness, as the first two days in particular are filled with surprise finishes and Cinderella candidates.

For NBA fans, you can't get enough of the storylines the postseason provides.

In a seven-game series, there's plenty of time for rivalries to begin, or in many cases intensify. The basketball is of higher quality than it is in the NCAA, but the narratives between games are what create gripping, if not addictive entertainment.

When looking ahead, the Miami Heat's chase for a three-peat will become one of the top talking points across the league. That said, it's their redemption series against the Brooklyn Nets that has our attention, as no title was ever won without escaping the second round.

There are plenty of storylines to come as we approach the championship, but it's what people are talking about today that can't be ignored. We've said goodbye to one of the best first rounds in NBA history; now it's time to digest what's happening in the conference semifinals.

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