Commentary

Postseason MVP rankings: 1-2

Originally Published: May 24, 2013
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

It's always amazing how things can change so much in just a week. Just like the regular season, the NBA playoffs often resemble a roller-coaster ride, only this one's shorter and more intense.

With teams solely focused on just one game at a time, and on just one opponent, the games rarely look the same. And that goes for the players, too. Typically, only the game's elite players manage to shine consistently, and this postseason has been no different.