The Boston Celtics continued their dominant season with a 4-0 sweep of the Indiana Pacers to reach the NBA Finals. And Magic Johnson, a man who has played in the finals against Boston a time or two, is impressed.

Magic congratulated ECF MVP Jaylen Brown and the Celtics for a job well done on Tuesday.

Congratulations to Jaylen Brown on winning the Larry Bird Eastern Conference Finals MVP! And congratulations to the Boston Celtics Majority Owner Wyc Grousbeck, Coach Joe Mazzulla, their three leaders Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Jrue Holiday, and the rest of the team for advancing to the NBA Finals!”

The Celtics are making their second trip to the NBA Finals in three years. Back in 2022, Boston advanced to the finals and met the Golden State Warriors, who were aiming to win their fourth championship since 2015. The Celtics actually took a 2-1 lead in the series, only to watch Stephen Curry and the Warriors reel off three straight wins for a six-game victory.

This version of the Celtics is going to be a bit more rested than that 2022 group after making quick work of their playoff opponents.

Celtics' Jaylen Brown earns Eastern Conference Finals MVP

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrate after a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the second round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
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Jaylen Brown has been named the 2024 Larry Bird Eastern Conference Finals MVP after the Boston Celtics finished off their sweep the Indiana Pacers on Monday with a 105-102 win.

Brown was the main offensive force in Game 4, scoring 29 points in Boston's comeback, and he led the Celtics in the series by averaging nearly 30 points per game.

But the voting was incredibly tight, as Brown's Celtics teammate Jayson Tatum received four votes to Brown's five. Despite the closeness of the vote, Brown was generally regarded as the main difference maker in the series. His clutch 3-pointer to force overtime in Game 1 of the series helped set the tone.

No matter who was named series MVP, Tatum and Brown were simply just too much for the Pacers to handle all series long. In the final game, they both played 44 minutes. Tatum notched a huge double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds. He was also just two assists shy of recording a double-double to send the Pacers packing. Brown, meanwhile, led the Celtics in scoring with 29 points while also grabbing six rebounds.

The Celtics will face the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Mavericks currently lead that series three games to none.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for June 6 in Boston.