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    Default Does Tatum deserve Finals MVP?

    Good performance but has he done enough?

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    Ironically if he kept his ass shot splits and was closer to 8 assists as the low, he had it in the bag with 10 apg.

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    hell no

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    No Jrue did.

    He outshot Tatum massively and cut one of the heads off the 2 prong snake Dallas attack aka Irving. Tatum wasn't even guarding anybody. He was on PJ or DJJ.

    Brown didn't even defend Luka that well. He averaged almost a 30 point triple double and Jaylen shot signifigantly worse than Holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpols View Post
    No Jrue did.

    He outshot Tatum massively and cut one of the heads off the 2 prong snake Dallas attack aka Irving. Tatum wasn't even guarding anybody. He was on PJ or DJJ.

    Brown didn't even defend Luka that well. He averaged almost a 30 point triple double and Jaylen shot signifigantly worse than Holiday.
    You lost me there. He made life difficult for Luka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    You lost me there. He made life difficult for Luka.
    Yea but Luka still produced. He averaged almost a 30 point triple double. Jrue actually totally shut Kyrie down. That's why the series was so short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpols View Post
    Yea but Luka still produced. He averaged almost a 30 point triple double. Jrue actually totally shut Kyrie down. That's why the series was so short.
    Luka is always going to produce. He averaged 29, which is 5-6 lower than RS and most other series he's played in. And it was a grueling 29. He had to work so hard for it and you could visibly see it throughout the series as games progressed. Dude was gassed and Brown making him work was a big part of that.

    He also had almost as many turnovers as assists.

    Guarding Luka for a whole game is a tougher job and he did it very well.

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    Guarding Luka and Kyrie are both brutal tasks. Kyrie just got done icing Conley and the Antman in the WCFs who are considered top defensive guards. And Jrue had him in a straight jacket. And then to top it off he shot on sniper efficiency himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpols View Post
    Yea but Luka still produced. He averaged almost a 30 point triple double. Jrue actually totally shut Kyrie down. That's why the series was so short.
    29/9/6 is almost a triple double?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally450 View Post
    29/9/6 is almost a triple double?
    That was by far more productive than anybody on Boston.

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    Jaylen also orchestrated the biggest stretch of the series for Boston at the end of game 3 when Dallas came back. If they lose that game then who knows what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    Jaylen also orchestrated the biggest stretch of the series for Boston at the end of game 3 when Dallas came back. If they lose that game then who knows what happens.
    Yea and Jrue had 26 on 80% shooting in game 2 while locking Kyrie up to one of his worst playoffs games ever in what was a close game...... could've easily been 1-1 and a long 6 or 7 game series if not for that performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpols View Post
    Yea but Luka still produced. He averaged almost a 30 point triple double. Jrue actually totally shut Kyrie down. That's why the series was so short.
    The crowd shut down Kyrie tbh. He played well in Dallas. But the boos in Boston seemed to really rattle him.

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