Found April 14, 2012 on NESN.com:
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The Most Valuable Player race has been a two-man affair for most of the season, and it is mostly a matter of taste. Kevin Durant is the unstoppable offensive force and fan favorite, while LeBron James does just enough over the course of a game to make up for his perceived shortcomings in crunchtime. Minor late-season scuffles by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have opened the door for a few other players to enter the picture. Some, like Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, have surged into the discussion with two months unlike any others, while others have been...
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