2009 NBA Playoffs: Who's This Year's X-Factor?

Darren Feeney@DFEEN15_SDCorrespondent IMay 3, 2009

Who's This Year's X-Factor? 2009 NBA Playoffs: Second Round

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    ATLANTA - MAY 03:  Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks takes a moment and looks up with less than a minute to play against the Miami Heat during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on May 3, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Haw

No.1 Los Angeles Lakers vs No. 4 Houston Rockets

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 26:  Center Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets during play against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 26, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO

No. 2 Denver Nuggets vs. No. 6 Dallas Mavericks

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 28:  Forward Josh Howard #5 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball past Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 28, 2009 in Sa

No. 1 Cleveland Caveliers vs. No. 4 Atlanta Hawks

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    ATLANTA - MAY 03:  Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates celebrates after dunking over Joel Anthony #50 of the Miami Heat during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on May 3, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defe

No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 3 Orlando Magic

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    ATLANTA - MAY 03:  Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates celebrates after dunking over Joel Anthony #50 of the Miami Heat during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on May 3, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defe