It would be an understatement to say Jalen Brunson has been phenomenal for the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz. Without Luka Doncic, Brunson is taking the bull by the horns and absolutely thriving, putting himself in some impressive company, to say the least. After the Mavs guard scored a combined 72 points in Game 2 and Game 3, he’s only the sixth player ever to do so and commit only one turnover in the process, joining the likes of LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Karl Malone.

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The Mavs star erupted for 41 points in Game 2 against Utah then followed it up with another 31 on Thursday as Dallas took a 2-1 series lead. Brunson is a born winner, having won two NCAA titles at Villanova then now, showcasing his talents in the postseason. Under the shadow of Doncic, we don’t get to see Brunson take on a No. 1 role and lead the offense. The 25-year-old is proving he’s up for the task.

To score that many points and barely turn the ball over is impressive in itself. He’s getting more touches than ever and still managing to take tremendous care of the ball while doing most of his scoring inside as well.

Needless to say, Jalen Brunson is set for a big payday this offseason, whether it’s from the Mavs or another team.