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Eddie Johnson breaks down the five players who took their game to another level this season.

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Rising star: DeMar DeRozan

While DeMar DeRozan was recently ousted from the playoffs, he remains one of the NBA's up-and-coming stars.

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Playoff preview: Eastern Conference

USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down each first-round series in an Eastern Conference that's more wide open than one might expect.

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