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Game Five Thoughts: Choosing the MVP for the Celtics and Lakers

June 16, 2008 by


Assuming the Celtics manage to win one of the two games remaining in Boston (a pretty good assumption), someone from the Celtics will be named MVP of the Finals.  After Game Four I argued that someone should be Ray Allen.   But when we look at the performances of the players in Game Five, the R. […]

The Best Player in the Game

June 16, 2008 by


Throughout the NBA Finals we have heard over and over again: “The Lakers have the NBA’s best player.” If we look at Wins Produced, NBA Efficiency, PERs, or any other “advanced” metric, I don’t think you will see Kobe Bryant on the top of any list.  The only place Kobe finished on top is in […]