NBA Play-In Tournament: 3 subplots to watch in Warriors-Lakers

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Stephen Curry
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How will Steph Curry look in the postseason?

Over the last few weeks of the regular season, I’m not sure there was a player that was playing at a higher level in the NBA than Stephen Curry. So much so that he practically played his way into the league’s MVP race – even when he wasn’t getting much consideration through the first three-quarters of the season.

Question is, will we see that same Curry in a playoff atmosphere? Will we see that same Curry when LeBron rolls up his sleeves and checks him at important moments throughout the game? In the past, that’s been a bit of a knock on Curry – that he doesn’t always come through in big, playoff games.

During the month of April, Curry averaged 37 points, six rebounds, and five assists per game on 52 percent shooting from the field and 47 percent shooting from 3-point range. He turned his game to the next level as he propelled the Warriors into the Play-In Tournament.

Will he be able to do the same to catapult the team into the playoffs?