The benches will have almost as much to do with the outcome of the games as the starters in this year's playoffs.
It's no secret why there are a few teams that no one wants to play. They are deep, and when their starters go out, there isn't that much of a drop-off. Their subs keep putting pressure on you.
That will be important because the playoffs are a grind. If the starters have to play too many minutes every game, eventually they will be worn out and less effective in the fourth quarter.
1. Denver Nuggets
They are the only team left in the playoffs that can say most of their bench players were starters on a winning