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Latinamericans will have a very important participation at NBA playoffs

Latinamericans will have a very important participation at NBA playoffs

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on April 19, 2014
Argentinian veteran Shooting Guard, Manu Ginóbili will head again the list of seven latinamerican players that made it to the play offs with their respective teams after the conclusion of 2013-2014 regular season.
 
Along Ginóbili will also be the Brazilian Pivot Tiago Splitter, who is San Antonio Spurs' Popovich replacement.

They will be both crucial players defending the West Conference Title of the Spurs that will play next sunday against Dallas Mavericks, with Spanish player José Manuel Calderón in their starting lineup.

Another Argentinian veteran, Power Forward Luis Scola, will be with Indiana Pacers, a team that will be fighting for the Title with the best record in the East Conference (56-26).

The first difficulty that Scola and the Pacers will front in the initial round are the Atlanta Hawks, a team that due to injuries will not count with Dominican starting Pivot Al Horfrd, their franchise player, and also Mexican Power Forward Gustavo Ayón. 

The Dominican Small Forward Francisco García has also become an important player in the Rockets bench with whom makes the play off round for his second consecutive season and third as a pro after having made it with Sacramento Kings.

Venezuelan Point Guard Greivis Vásquez, after the 2010-11 play offs with the Memphis Grizzlies as a rookie in the NBA, after his start this season with the Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors alowed him to play as the sixth man and reach the play off round.

Vásquez is the guaranteed baseman that the Atlantic Division Champions, Raptors have to replace starter Kyle Lowry, and the Venezuela player will be very important in the final phase of the competition against Brooklyn Nets, their direct division rivals.

A special latin basemen stand off might be possible in these series, when Vásquez heads Mexican rookie Jorge Gutiérrez, who was brought up by the Nets at the end of the regular season, persuading the Team's Coach, Jason Kidd, of his indispensability in the bench. 

The international player is the fourth mexican that reaches the NBA after Horacio Llamas, Eduardo Nájera y Ayón.

Finally, Brazilian veteran Pivot Nené Hilario, after having disputed seven play offs with the Denver Nuggets, has awaited for 3 seasons before going back to that stage, but now he is back with the Washington Wizards, who had not been in the play offs since 2008.

Hilario's experience, along with Dominican Small Forward Trevor Arizas's, will help young Wizards to attemp success in first round against Chicago Bulls, arriving as favorites.


 

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