NBA Finals MVP: 3 most likely candidates to win 2022 KIA Finals MVP award

The fury of the 2022 NBA Finals is already began on Friday between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics with the winning of the Celtics in Chase Center. With the teams are fighting to win the championship, players are also in the run for the Kia Finals MVP 2022.

With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and Marcus Smart lifted the Boston Celtics in game 1, Steph Curry, Klay Thomson and Andrew Wiggins were outstanding with the points despite the loss.

Let’s unfold three most favorite players to win the NBA Finals MVP of 2022.

#1. Steph Curry

Stephen Curry

Steph Curry despite the game 1 loss of Friday played outstanding vs the Boston Celtics. Curry has already won the “Magic Johnson” Western Conference Finals MVP taking the Warriors in the Finals for the sixth time after 2015.

Curry has already set up his legacy by winning three championships, two league MVP awards, two scoring titles and the latest edition “Magic Johnson” Western Conference Finals MVP. Holding numerous three point shooting records and with those titles he won, Curry is recognized as one of the greatest shooter in the NBA history.

But there is one thing Steph Curry’s glorious NBA misses, that is winning a Finals MVP. Winning just one Finals MVP award will take curry into another level of highness to the hall of fame with the all time basketball legends.

In game 1, Curry has already shown that why he is the most favorite to win the Finals MVP this year after scoring the game high 34 points with 5 rebound and 5 assists. Steph just needs to continue his form to win the first ever Finals MVP.

#2. Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is the first NBA player to be named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Conference Finals and is one of the most deserving candidates for the 2022 Finals MVP.

Tatum was in tremendous form averaging 25.0 points per game during the conference finals against the Miami Heat. He scored a team high 26 points for the Celtics in the decisive Game 7 win in against the Miami.

The 24 year old is averaging a team high 27.1 points per game throughout this current playoff run. He is also averaging 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals per contest in the postseason. Tatum is yet to be sparked in the Finals though.

Tatum scored 12 points with 5 rebound and 13 assists and 1 stealing which helped his team Celtics to win the Game 1 of the Finals against the Warriors.

#3. Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

While everyone is betting on Curry and Tatum to win the Finals MVP this year, Jaylen Brown shown in Fridays game 1 between the Celtics and Warriors that he should be counted in the list.

The 25 year old almost alone took the game away from the Warriors in the fourth quarter of the game 1. Brown scored 24 points with 7 rebound 5 assists and 2 steals showing that he is definitely should be on the list of the MVP race in the Finals. 

Brown took the Celtics to the finals averaging 24.1 ppg on 48.8% shooting and 40.4% on 3-pointers in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat.


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