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. 4: Tyrese Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton is probably number one on this list if a victory happened on Tuesday night. The point guard has embraced a villain role in many NBA fans' eyes for his brash confidence and snarky trash-talking antics. The reality is his game more than does the talking most nights. Hali finished with 25 points and his first double-digit assist game since the first round (10).

When the point guard is on, he is one of the best tough shot-makers in the league. He's an incredibly shifty guard with deep range and a high IQ. The superstar beat his defensive liability allegations last night, having multiple brilliant defensive plays down the stretch of Game 1; not to mention six made three-pointers against some of the best perimeter defenders in the game is noteworthy.