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Star players alone don't decide playoff games. Jeremy Green looks at eight players who could be X factors this weekend.
Originally Published: January 10, 2007By Jeremy Green | Scouts Inc.
There are going to be a lot of great players on display in the divisional round, but star players alone don't decide playoff games. There are several other players who are not necessarily stars but could have a huge impact in a positive way or a negative one. We call them X factors, and here are eight we identified for this weekend, one from each team.
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