Team: San Antonio Spurs
Opponent: Detroit Pistons
Result: Spurs over Pistons, 4-3
Finals stats: 20.6 PPG, 14.1 RPG, 2.1 APG, 2.1 BPG

Duncan's MVP-winning 2005 Finals was a microcosm of his entire career: efficient, unflashy, and stunningly consistent. The Spurs' power forward had two sub-standard games (for him) in his team's two biggest losses, but outside of those aberrations he was his typical steady self, providing the Spurs with reliable interior offense and defense as he controlled the paint against the Pistons' Ben and Rasheed Wallace. With Game 7 hanging in the balance, Duncan scored 10 of his team's 18 points in the third quarter then made several huge plays down the stretch in the fourth to deliver San Antonio their third title and give himself his third Finals MVP award.