2014 NBA Playoffs: Players Who Need to Step Up Saturday

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Apr 21, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) react after a dunk during the second quarter in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, the 2014 NBA Playoffs will hit the one-week mark. That’s hard to believe considering there have already been more upsets in a six-day span than most expected to see during the entire first round of the postseason.

While the outcomes have moved comfortably into the home of unpredictability, player evaluation is as hot a topic as any. With another day of action upon us, there are numerous players who are either under pressure to step up or in need of a dominant performance to help their team earn a critical win.

Here’s the list of key players who need to step up on Saturday.

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