Eastern Conference Finals MVP Ladder Rankings after Boston Celtics beat Pacers in Game 1

Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics - Game One
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No. 5: Pascal Siakam

Yes, there will be some yellow on this green team site today. The Pacers kept pace with the Boston Celtics in an amazing OT thriller. There was a belief that Indiana had a real shot at winning Game 1. One of the reasons was "Spicy P" himself, Pascal Siakam. The leading scorer for Indy these playoffs had one of the most all-around games any star has put up against the Cs this postseason.

The forward was relentless with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists on 52% shooting on the night. Siakam got his points on sharp cuts leading to dunks, operating in the mid- range, and just relentlessly attacking the rim. The six-foot-eight wing would be higher if the Pacers closed this game out with a W.