- David Thorpe, ESPN Staff Writer
We're keeping track of the best performers throughout the playoffs again -- the guys who make the difference between winning and losing in these games. Last year, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol came out of nowhere and proved to be the best players in the playoffs before Dirk took over and wrestled the crown away.
This year? In the first week we've seen stars do what stars do. Kevin Durant's heroic shots, Kobe catching fire, LeBron dominating, even Boston's big two standing tall when they needed to most.