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2004-05 NBA MVP init(false);var site;if(site=="")site="nba"; Global Brasil Canada China Español France Germany Japan Taiwan UK Teams Atlanta Boston Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Golden State Houston Indiana LA Clippers LA Lakers Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minnesota New Jersey New Orleans New York Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Portland Sacramento San Antonio Seattle Toronto Utah Washington News/Features Global In the Community Newsletters ... Steve Nash elegido el Jugador Más Valioso de la Temporada 2004-05 (JMV) Phoenix guard wins in fourth-closest vote since 1981 Steve Nash Named
2004-05 NBA MVP NEW YORK, May 8 Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns was named the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the NBAs Most Valuable Player for the 2004-05 season, the NBA announced today. The 6-3 point guard, who returned this season to Phoenix where he spent the first two years of his career, totaled 1,066 points to narrowly edge out Shaquille ONeal (1,032 points) of the Miami Heat in MVP voting. The 34-point difference is the fourth-closest voting margin since media began voting on this award in 1980-1981. Rounding out the top-five in voting for MVP were Dallas Dirk Nowitzki (349 points), San Antonios Tim Duncan (328 points) and Philadelphias Allen Iverson (240 points). A panel of 127 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada voted for this prestigious award. Players were awarded 10 points for each first-place vote, seven points for each second-place vote, five for third, three for fourth and one for each fifth-place vote received.