MVP Candidates Outshined By Lauri Markkanen

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MVP Candidates Outshined By Lauri Markkanen
MVP Candidates Outshined By Lauri Markkanen

Four games were played in the NBA last night, and three of the four main candidates for the MVP award were on the court - Nikola Jokić, Luka Dončić and Jayson Tatum. However, they were all overshadowed by the Finnish basketball player Lauri Markkanen.

Dončić and Tatum met in a direct duel between Dallas and Boston, which the Celtics won in their favor with a score of 124:95. Tatum scored 29 points with 14 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning team, while Dončić finished the match with 23 points and 9 rebounds.

“When we're at our best, we play really good basketball on both ends of the floor with high effort for a long period of time,” Mazzulla said. “And then we go through a couple of games where we lose that. What I love about tonight was we did bounce back”.

Denver defeated the LA Clippers with a score of 122:91, and Jokić spent only 24 minutes on the floor and achieved a performance of 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists.

A Dominant Victory

"That was a hell of a win for us.

A convincing win, from beginning to end. Everybody contributed. We’re in first place in the Western Conference. We’re not there yet. But we’re on our way. I like where we’re at and, more importantly, I like who I’m going there with”.

But Markkanen was the star of the night and set a career high in Utah's 131-114 road win at Houston. The great Finn scored as many as 49 points in 36 minutes on the floor. He shot a brilliant 15/29, including five three-pointers.In the remaining fourth meeting, Memphis won away from Orlando with a score of 123:115 thanks to 32 points from Ja Morant and 31 from Jaren Jackson.

“He’s a one-of-a-kind talent,” said Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks, who had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists. “He’s one of our guys