“Jaylen Brown should be FMVP and he is a little better player than Jayson Tatum”: NBA Reddit, Twitter, and analysts have JB winning Finals MVP over JT

Akash Murty
|Published June 10, 2022

If Jaylen Brown outperforms Jayson Tatum in Game 4 and the Celtics win, he might win the Finals MVP over the 24-year-old, 3x All-Star.

The Boston Celtics got a brutal defeat at the hands of Stephen Curry in the Game 2 blowout in San Francisco on Sunday. That had Curry lead the race for 2022 NBA Finals MVP.

Led by Al Horford after the Game 1 win of the Celtics, that race now has multiple contenders with Cs bouncing back with a dominant physical performance to regain the lead in TD Garden.

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Although undeniably Horford had a massive impact in Game 3 (11 pts, 8 ribs, 6 ast) and so did Stephen Curry (31 pts, 4 ribs, 2 ast), it was Jaylen Brown whose 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the night effort proved to be the game-winning performance.

And now the man who racked up 17-points, 5-rebounds, and 3 assists in the first quarter itself leads the race for MVP as the Celtics took a 2-1 lead in the series with their 116-100 win on Wednesday.

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Jaylen Brown is #1 in the Finals MVP race over Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum has yet to have his kind of scoring night that doesn’t leave his opponents much to do with. Although he’s had 28 and 26 points in the last two games, his inefficiency could’ve proven to be troublesome for the Cs had Brown, Smart, Horford, Robert Williams, and Kobe White not shown up big time.

And now that there are four more games to play in the series, NBA Reddit and Twitter wonder whether JB will win the Finals MVP over JT.

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If the Celtics somehow manage to pull off a win in Game 4 and Brown outshines Tatum once more, not only the Warriors would find it tough to get over a 3-1 deficit, Tatum as well would indeed be lagging far behind to catch up to Brown.

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Akash Murty

Akash Murty

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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