44. Wes Unseld (1978)
Team: Washington Bullets
Opponent: Seattle Supersonics
Result: Bullets over Supersonics, 4-3
Finals stats: 9.0 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 3.9 APG
In the 1978 Finals, the Bullets had six players average double-digit points per game. Wes Unseld was not one of them. They had two players average four or more assists. Wes Unseld was not one of those, either. What he did do was pull down 11.7 boards per game and anchored the Bullets' interior defense, providing an intimidating presence that would unselfishly deliver the ball to higher-scoring teammates Bob Dandridge and Elvin Hayes. For his tenacity and selflessness, Unseld was voted MVP despite averaging 7.2 points per game during the season—less than anyone else who has ever won the award.