Roundtable: Who’s the Finals MVP?

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Stephen Curry during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Cavaliers won 95-93 in overtime. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Pool via AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Stephen Curry during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Cavaliers won 95-93 in overtime. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Pool via AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Stephen Curry during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Pool via AP)

 

(ESPN) – Through five games, the 2015 NBA Finals have been nothing short of spectacular. But which player has been most deserving of being named Finals MVP? Stephen Curry has rediscovered his form after a slow start, and Andre Iguodala has stepped into a starting role to lead the Warriors’ small-ball charge.

But it could be LeBron James, whose Cavaliers trail 3-2 heading into Tuesday’s Game 6, in the driver’s seat for the award despite Cleveland’s series deficit. His numbers this series — 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game — make for an impressive résumé. And considering Cleveland is playing without stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, LeBron’s case becomes even stronger.

So who’s the favorite right now? We posed the question to our panel of NBA experts.

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