Five breakout stars in the playoffs, including Edwards, Bridges and Maxey

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Below, Planet Sport looks at the standout stars from this postseason.

Anthony Edwards - Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards showed the entire world that he is well on his way to being a superstar in this league during the Timberwolves' first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, as he averaged 25.2 points per game on 45.5 per cent shooting, including 40.4 per cent from three. He put up the most total points ever in an NBA playoff series before turning 21 years old, as his clutch shot-making was on full display. He and Karl-Anthony Towns should be a powerhouse duo for years to come.

Tyrese Maxey - Philadelphia 76ers

Tyrese Maxey has established himself as the future point guard of the Sixers, as he averaged 21.3 points on over 51 per cent shooting to go along with 4.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. His ability to get to the rim and hit the three has been a valuable weapon for the Sixers, as he helps take a significant load off of James Harden and Joel Embiid with his scoring.

Jalen Brunson - Dallas Mavericks

Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges

Jalen Brunson had a memorable first-round series, as he averaged 27.8 points on over 48 percent shooting to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. It's been Brunson's craftiness with the ball in his hands, which allows him to get to the rim and create shots in the mid-range, that has allowed him to have so much success scoring the ball. He is going to get a huge payday this summer.

Jordan Poole - Golden State Warriors

Jordan Poole is quickly establishing himself as a perfect complement to the "Splash Brothers" in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, as he averaged 21.0 points on nearly 55 percent shooting and 5.4 assists in the first round of the playoffs. In the second round against the Grizzlies, he went off for 31 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds in 38 minutes off the bench.

Mikal Bridges - Phoenix Suns

Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges is the glue that keeps the Suns together, as his ability to hit the three, score at the rim and defend, gives them a very reliable weapon. He averaged 17.3 points per game on over 55 per cent shooting in the first round. Bridges also joined LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, and Vince Carter as the only players to have 30+ points, 4+ blocks, and 4+ 3-pointers in a single playoff game.

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