Celtics' Jayson Tatum Named MVP of 2022 NBA Playoffs Round 1 in B/R App Poll

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVApril 30, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Nic Claxton of Brooklyn Nets and Jayson Tatum of Boston Celtics in action during NBA playoffs between Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn of New York City, United States on April 25, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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The B/R readers have spoken: Jayson Tatum is the Most Valuable Player of the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs.

Tatum received 76 percent of the vote on the B/R app, with Stephen Curry receiving 11 percent, Joel Embiid at 8 percent and the remaining 6 percent going to the "other" option.

The Celtics forward averaged 29.5 points, 7.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game while leading Boston to a first-round sweep over the Brooklyn Nets.

Curry averaged 28.0 points and 5.4 assists in the Warriors' first-round win over the Denver Nuggets despite his minutes being limited as he returned from a foot injury.

Embiid led the Sixers to a six-game win over the Toronto Raptors with averages of 26.2 points and 11.3 rebounds but will miss the beginning of Philadelphia's second-round matchup against the Miami Heat after suffering a concussion and fractured orbital bone in his left eye. There is no timetable for his return.