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Thunders Teammate Calls for ‘MVP’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander After a Dominating Night

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are off to a surprising start to their season, and a significant reason behind their success is the electrifying play of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, or SGA as he’s commonly known. Following a dominant performance, SGA’s teammate, Chet Holmgren, took to social media to voice his strong belief in his teammate’s MVP credentials.

A recent tweet by SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) captures the essence of the moment: “”He’s too humble to say it, but this is the MVP right here.” —Chet making the case for SGA after going up 2-0 .” This statement highlights Holmgren’s enthusiastic endorsement of SGA’s MVP potential.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Playoff Career-High

Thunders Teammate Calls for 'MVP' Shai Gilgeous-Alexander After a Dominating Night - THE SPORTS ROOM

Gilgeous-Alexander had a phenomenal night, nearly unstoppable on the court. He shot an impressive 13-of-19 from the floor, tallying a playoff career-high of 33 points. His scoring prowess and all-around play left fans and teammates in awe.

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After the game, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander received a heartfelt shout-out from his teammate, Chet Holmgren. During a postgame interview, Holmgren grabbed the microphone and delivered a special message: “He’s too humble to say it, but this is the MVP right here. MVP of the league. Imma say it for him ’cause he won’t say it.

Holmgren’s praise for SGA highlights the chemistry and camaraderie within the Thunder squad. As a rookie, Holmgren himself had an efficient outing, contributing 26 points and seven rebounds. His 15 points in the first quarter set a Thunder record for most points by a rookie in any playoff quarter.

SGA’s MVP Candidacy

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s outstanding performance throughout the season has put him squarely in the conversation for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. While other players like Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic also have strong cases, SGA’s impact on the Thunder cannot be overlooked.

In a recent interview, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander expressed his hopes for the MVP award: “I hope I get it, yes. I think all the guys are deserving, all have their case. Whatever happens, happens. But whoever gets it is deserving for sure.

 

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