But which star was most valuable during the conference semis?
After their Game 7 duels, where do Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and Trae Young rank? What about Paul George, who turned in some of his best playoff performances after Kawhi Leonard went down with a right knee sprain?
Our panel of NBA experts makes its picks.
He had 37 points in the closeout game and 27 the game before it.
With Milwaukee’s backs against the wall after falling down 3-2 to Brooklyn in the wake of Durant’s iconic Game 5, all Antetokounmpo did was go for 30 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a win in Game 6, and then go for 40 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in 50 minutes in Game 7 – including scoring over Durant to tie the game with a little over a minute to go in overtime. During Game 4, when he couldn’t get his shot to fall, the 34 assist opportunities Young created for his teammates, according to Second Spectrum, were the most in a playoff game since camera tracking began in 2014, per ESPN Stats.