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NBA Predictions: Top 5 MVP Candidates from Each Conference

There's less than two months left in the 2012 NBA regular season and that makes it a good time to start narrowing down the candidates for the MVP award.

These days, you might say the MVP race has as much suspense and intrigue as a Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy. Most people think it's essentially a two horse race.

It's certainly hard to argue with that logic; but I'm going to try. There's no shortage of great performances this year and some have flown under the radar.

I will say this, my considerations for MVP might differ from others. Here's what I look at when considering who should get the award:

1. Individual performance

2. Comparison with other players at the same position.

3. The player's Impact on their team. I try to imagine what the team would be like without them. Their impact does not necessarily have to result in a winning record either, to be considered.

 Here are my favorites to win the NBA's MVP award this year. I've selected five candidates from each conference.

* All stats are from ESPN.com

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