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Postseason MVP rankings: 1-2

Originally Published: May 3, 2013
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

Unlike the regular season, playoff basketball comes with challenges that only increase with each win. Earning those precious wins gets tougher, as opponents raise their intensity to desperation levels. So those players who step up and deliver the plays that give their teams the needed edge have even more value now that April has turned to May.

With one upset in the books and two potential comebacks from down 3-0 still possible, the NBA playoffs are roaring, as are the game's best players. This week, we have some new MVP candidates who have taken the playoffs by storm.

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