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Amazing Race: MVP competition heats up

Down the stretch we're in what is shaping up to be one of the closest MVP races in NBA history. Steve Nash of the Suns appears to be the favorite. But he has plenty of competition.

The Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki certainly has an outside shot. Elton Brand continues to be a steady force for the Clippers. The defending champion Spurs have a dark-horse candidate in Tony Parker. And Kobe Bryant has proven he can never be counted out.

Meanwhile, the East has two young studs in Miami's Dwyane Wade and Cleveland's LeBron James. Plus, there's Detroit's Chauncey Billups, Boston's Paul Pierce and the list goes on ...

So who will win? Our ESPN.com experts call the race.

Use the drop-down box below to see our experts' picks: