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Early projections of Finals MVP reveals much

 It's only two games, but some too-early guesswork of the eventual winner of Finals MVP for 2024 tells us quite a bit. The first revelation is that the Boston Celtics are loaded - but we knew that.

Kristaps Porzingis came back from injury in Gane-1 and powered his team to the win. Game-2 saw Jrue Holiday prove why Brad Stevens was so smart in signing him long-term. And Jaylen Brown  played so well in both games, he has quieted his many critics.

But despite his poor shooting and propensity for turning the ball over, Jayson Tatum had done everything else on the floor in the two games thus far. And don't forget Dallas' Luke Doncic. His team may be down 0-2, but he has generally excelled. Here are the basic stats for the foursome:

Tatum: 43.5 MPG - 17.0 PPG - 10.0 RPG - 8.5 APG - .5 SPG - .5 BPG

Brown: 40.0 MPG - 21.5 PPG - 5.0 RPG - 4.5 APG - 3.0 SPG - 1.5 BPG

Holiday: 38.0 MPG - 19.0 PPG - 9.5 RPG - 4.0 APG - 1.0 SPG - .5 BPG

Doncic: 40.5 MPG - 31.0 PPG - 10.5 RPG - 6.0 APG - 3.0 SPG - 0.0 BPG

The Lakers Jerry West remains the only losing player to win Finals MVP, but it could happen again if the Mavs lose - and with Boston being so loaded. I left out Derrick White from the conversation, but his averages of 16.5P/3.5R/3.5A/2.0S/1.0B at least needs a mention.

Porzingis may not see enough floor time to be considered for the award, but there are at last two games left. I would expect Tatum's shooting to come around, but right now, it appears Brown gets the nod thus far. Holiday? We all knew what he was capable of come the post-season, and he is shining. Have I mentioned I love this present Celtics crew?


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