Postseason MVP rankings: 1-5

Originally Published: May 2, 2014
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

The drama of the NBA postseason can sometimes mask the stellar play contained inside the lines. These games have been an incredible juxtaposition of amazing talent, incredible fatigue, outstanding scouting and a battle of wills.

Mistakes are always a part of playoff basketball, as we must remember that the other team is focused on creating problems for its opponent. Still, despite these coaching schemes and strategies to slow them down, these 10 men have stepped up to do more for their teams than anyone else so far.