Rise and shine hoop heads! Let’s jump into another edition of The Morning Dunk
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics unleashed a masterclass on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Tatum continues to chase the NBA MVP award, as his 30 points led the Celtics to a staggering 51-point blowout victory over the Indiana Pacers. Tatum has been doing whatever he wants on the hardwood, averaging 29-8-4 on 55% shooting through four games.
After a scorching hot start to the season, Tatum now sits at +700 odds to take home the Michael Jordan MVP trophy. Could this be Boston’s year?
Siakam leads Raptors Over Bucks
Pascal Siakam dropped 26 points, Dennis Schroder had 24 and Scottie Barnes chipped in with 20 and 12 in a 130-110 upset victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Milwaukee’s superstars failed to launch as Dame Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for just 31 points on the night.
Toronto’s length and athleticism gave the Bucks fits as the Raptors dominated the glass outrebounding the visitors 50-29. The Raps' pace also gave the elder Milwaukee squad trouble as Toronto demolished the Bucks 26-5 in fast break points. Toronto is now 13-4 in their last 17 games played at Scotiabank Arena.
Let’s not crown these Bucks the new champs just yet. Those who jumped on the bandwagon and bet Giannis and co to win it all may have second thoughts.
T-Wolves Rise to the Occasion
In the upset of the young season, the Minnesota Timberwolves toppled the defending champion Denver Nuggets in a 110-89 victory. Karl-Anthony Towns looked unstoppable, dropping 21 points in the win.
Meanwhile, Anthony Edwards continues to take the leap. After a strong summer at the FIBA World Cup, Edwards has made his case as an early-season all-star by averaging 25-7-5.