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From the inside out, we've seen a little bit of everything in the playoffs -- dominating all-around play from LeBron James, strong defensive performances by Roy Hibbert and spectacular shooting from Stephen Curry. But who knew players such as Nate Robinson, Mike Conley or Kawhi Leonard would step up the way they have? NBA Insider David Thorpe ran down his postseason MVP rankings and it's time for SportsNation to do the same.

NBA postseason MVPs

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Knicks, F
Postseason: 29.3 PPG, 1.9 APG, 6.5 RPG

Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut

Warriors, C
Postseason: 8.1 PPG, 2.0 BPG, 11.0 RPG

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

Grizzlies, G
Postseason: 17.9 PPG, 7.8 APG, 4.5 RPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Warriors, G
Postseason: 26.5 PPG, 8.9 APG, 4.3 RPG

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Spurs, F
Postseason: 18.7 PPG, 1.3 APG, 8.3 RPG

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Thunder, F
Postseason: 33.3 PPG, 6.4 APG, 9.1 RPG

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol

Grizzlies, C
Postseason: 18.5 PPG, 3.5 APG, 7.5 RPG

Paul George

Paul George

Pacers, F
Postseason: 18.9 PPG, 4.4 APG, 8.3 RPG

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert

Pacers, C
Postseason: 13.5 PPG, 2.5 BPG, 9.1 RPG

LeBron James

LeBron James

Heat, F
Postseason: 23.5 PPG, 7.2 APG, 7.3 RPG

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Spurs, F
Postseason: 13.0 PPG, 1.7 APG, 8.3 RPG

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

Bulls, C
Postseason: 11.7 PPG, 2.4 APG, 9.6 RPG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Spurs, G
Postseason: 22.8 PPG, 6.2 APG, 4.5 RPG

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Grizzlies, F
Postseason: 19.8 PPG, 1.8 APG, 8.3 RPG

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson

Bulls, G
Postseason: 17.4 PPG, 4.0 APG, 2.0 RPG

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NBA Rank

ESPN.com's NBA experts and the TrueHoop Network have once again come together to rank the top NBA players via the #NBArank project, counting them down from No. 30 to No. 1 on Twitter (@NBAonESPN). The 2012 #NBArank project had LeBron James as the league's best player, while SportsNation preferred Kevin Durant. Who tops your rankings as the 2012-13 season comes to an end?

All stats from 2012-13 season through games of April 8.

Top NBA players

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Knicks F
28.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.5 APG

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Heat F
16.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 53.2% FG

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Lakers F
27.0 PPG, 6.1 APG, 5.5 RPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Warriors G
22.5 PPG, 6.9 APG, 45.2% 3-pt FG

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Spurs F/C
17.7 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.7 BPG

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Thunder F
28.4 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 4.5 APG

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol

Grizzlies C
14.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.7 BPG

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Clippers F
18.2 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 53.9% FG

James Harden

James Harden

Rockets G
25.8 PPG, 5.9 APG, 4.8 RPG

Al Horford

Al Horford

Hawks C
17.4 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Lakers C
16.7 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 2.4 BPG

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers G
22.5 PPG, 5.8 APG, 1.6 SPG

LeBron James

LeBron James

Heat F
26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 7.2 APG

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

Bulls C
12.2 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 2.2 BPG

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Mavericks F
16.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 47.4% FG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Clippers G
20.6 PPG, 7.5 APG, 35.3% 3-pt FG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Clippers G
17.0 PPG, 9.6 APG, 2.4 SPG

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Heat G
21.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.0 APG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Thunder G
23.4 PPG, 7.6 APG, 1.8 SPG

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

Nets G
18.7 PPG, 7.7 APG, 1.0 SPG

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