The Biggest Pleasant Surprises of the NBA Playoffs

Reputations are made in the NBA Playoffs.

A player can be great in the regular season, but if he can’t consistently maintain or surpass their production when the postseason rolls around, his standing among fans is tarnished.

In the 2015 playoffs, several guys have answered the bell for their teams, putting together performances that have been better than what most people expected from them. They could be role players or stars, but either way, they’ve proved they’re worthy of praise for their strong performances despite the added pressure of the postseason.

Let’s look at the biggest pleasant surprise from each NBA playoff team still remaining.


All statistics are from Basketball-Reference.com and NBA.com/stats and updated through May 11 unless otherwise indicated.

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