Ranking Every NBA Finals MVP

29. Dennis Johnson (1979)

Team: Seattle Supersonics
Opponent: Washington Bullets
Result: Supersonics over Bullets, 4-1
Finals stats: 22.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 6.0 APG, 1.8 SPG, 2.2 BPG

While Johnson didn't put up the most spectacular numbers you'll ever see, it was his all-around impact on the game that earned him 1979's Finals MVP award. The 6'4" guard provided the Supersonics with a reliable source of offense, including a 32-point outburst in Game 4's overtime victory that made Seattle's victory a mere formality. His incredible defense was a huge source of inspiration to his teammates as well, as he was routinely able to get in passing lanes and wreak havoc on Washington's offensive scheme. Johnson's effort helped the Sonics avenge their defeat at the hands of the Bullets just a year earlier and win the only title to date in franchise history.

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