2010 NBA Playoffs: Nash and Bryant Put On a Show In Game Five

May 28th, 2010 by Jeff Newton Leave a reply »

Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant played a head-to-head game of “Top This” on Thursday night.


The two MVPs dueled like, well, two MVPs. Their spectacular individual performances applied some added umph to an already compelling Western Conference finals. We aren’t as accustomed to the superstar vs. superstar, bucket for bucket showdowns in the current NBA climate. The Johnson-Bird, Russell-Chamberlain type of rivalries rarely surface at a time where opponents spark friendships off the court.


That’s why it was such a pleasure to watch two leaders take over in the closing minutes of Game 5.


Bryant put on a shooting clinic with his vast array of turnarounds, deep threes, and contested floaters in the lane. Even his misses saved the da ...

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