Smart choice, Dirk.
O.C. Register: Bryant scored 52 points on 15-of-27 shooting. After making only three of his first 10 free throws, Bryant sank his final 17. He also had 11 rebounds.
“He took the game over, and he won it,” said Nowitzki, who finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
“To me, he’s the best player in the league. They’re the best team right now, so he definitely deserves it (the MVP).”