MVP Candidates Outshined By Lauri Markkanen



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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