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The "Quiet Man", Jaylen Brown, making noise as Finals MVP

 Ever notice that Jaylen Brown doesn't make a lot of noise. He's not demonstrative on the court and doesn't usually have a lot to say. Until now!


After the Celtics took Game 3 from Golden State to advance to a 2-1 series lead, the often-subdued Brown is making plenty of noise in the NBA Finals, rising to number-one in NBA.Com's Finals MVP Ladder.

Brown joined the elite company of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter and James Harden as players since 1997 to rack up at least 15 points, five rebounds and three assists in the first quarter of a playoff game.

Boston's "Quiet Man" has been on a roll. In the three Finals contests, he has averaged:

35.1 MPG - 22.7 PPG - 7.3 RPG - 4,3 APG - 42,9% FG - 36.0% 3s - 84.6% FT

Those are great stats and terrific company. Let's not forget, this is the guy that, in his rookie season, shot only 68.5% on free throws and averaged only 0.8 assists per game in the regular season. Like he does everything, Brown has quietly worked on the weaker parts of his game.



 
Like John Wayne's character in the movie, The Quiet Man, the seemingly-placid Jaylen Brown goes about his life and basketball with a subdued behavior - until spurred into action by an aggressive foe. Well, the Warriors and their "Death Squad" have aroused this gentle star. They may have underestimated him.

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