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. 2: Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday has been the most consistent Celtic the past four games and has his best game in Boston to date: a season and playoff high of 28 Points, dishing out eight assists and snatching seven boards to go with sensational defense. The aforementioned stat is the physical evidence for what is known league-wide.

Jrue is that guy on the perimeter defensively.

Water finds its level, so of course Holiday was going to rise to the occasion and show why he used to be an All-Star. He has had four consecutive double-digit games, leading up to one of his best performances in the Playoffs since 2021. More legacy games such as these could see the guard taking home the Larry Bird Trophy.