Commentary

Postseason MVP rankings: No. 1?

Originally Published: May 27, 2011
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

Basketball can be a complex game. The hundreds of small details, like screening the screener, staggering, or playing top side but forcing the ballhandler left once he's in the paint, can make or break a possession, or even an entire game.

But it's also a simple game -- if one team shoots better than the other, it has a big advantage. That's why the players who make those shots, especially in clutch situations, end up as the heroes. In the postseason, though, a hero does more than just score.