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Markkanen Masters Jazz Over Thunder; Embiid’s Surgery Puts MVP Hopes on Hold

🏀 Lauri Markkanen drops 33 to propel Jazz to victory, while 76ers' MVP contender Embiid hits a snag with surgery. The MVP race is wide open, with Jokic, SGA, and Giannis stepping up. Who will take the crown? 🏆 #NBA #Markkanen #Embiid #MVPRace #Jokic #Antetokounmpo

“Markkanen’s Dominance Secures Jazz Victory, Embiid’s MVP Hopes Dashed by Surgery: As Lauri Markkanen’s 33-point masterclass leads the Jazz past the Thunder, the 76ers face a blow as Joel Embiid’s surgery sidelines his MVP campaign. The rule-induced end to Embiid’s title defense heats up the race, propelling Jokic, Gilgeous-Alexander, and Antetokounmpo to MVP contention amid debates over the NBA’s game-minimum eligibility.”

Related Entities: Oklahoma City, Embiid, Utah

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