NBA Playoffs 2014: Players With Most To Prove Entering Game 3

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Apr 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) reacts to the Pacers lead against the Atlanta Hawks in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Atlanta 101-85. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In a rare moment of synchrony, every single matchup in the 2014 NBA Playoffs is entering one of the most critical moments of a series: Game 3. The games are switching from one team’s court to the other, which opens the door for a postseason-altering result.

As the playoffs reach this critical stage, each and every team and individual will be facing elevated levels of pressure. For some, the expectations are higher than others after lackluster opening performances.

The question is, which individuals have the most to prove entering Game 3?


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  • Michael Dunlap

    I’m all for my shooters trying to break out of their slumps by continuing to shoot, but Harden is going too far with it right now. Still, that Rockets team can’t rely on Howard or Parsons. They’re going to ride Harden and whatever happens, happens.

    • Maxwell Ogden

      I agree. Howard is there to defend the rim and post 20 & 10. They’re making him score 30 because Harden can’t do a single thing but volume shoot right now.