Lauri Markkanen 31 Points Full Highlights (2/8/2019)

Before you get all mad at me for not including Lauri Markkanen’s eighteen rebounds in the title of this video, let me remind you that eighteen rebounds is not even Markkanen’s highest rebounding total this season. He got nineteen in a game once. So this isn’t even exciting. My heart rate is not elevated at…

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Lauri Markkanen 30 Points Full Highlights (2/6/2019)

Normally I would be getting on Lauri Markkanen’s case for making a layup with two seconds left in a game that was obviously going to be a loss. Not because of any feeble argument about “sportsmanship” (a concept which does not encompass whining about players playing until the end of the game), but because I…

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Lauri Markkanen 30 Points Full Highlights (2/2/2019)

Thirteen free throws is by far the career high for Lauri Markkanen in that stat. His previous career highs were seven attempts and six makes; Markkanen nearly doubled those totals by making all thirteen of his attempts in this game. Usually, career-highs in a stat are something to be celebrated, but there is nothing more…

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Lauri Markkanen 22 Points Full Highlights (1/23/2019)

You could tell, watching this game, that Stacey King was starting to lose it. When things are going bad for the Bulls, he gets antsy and starts saying weird things. Case in point: with the Bulls down by double-digits to the Hawks (who are not a good team), he suggested, multiple times, that Lauri Markkanen…

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Lauri Markkanen 27 Points Full Highlights (1/17/2019)

Lauri “The Markksman” Markkanen would have had a fair-to-good chance of beating his career high of 33 if he had been allowed to play more than one minute in the fourth quarter of this game. He only needed six more points after scoring 27 in the first three periods and, at points, looking unstoppable while…

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Lauri Markkanen 27 Points Full Highlights (1/4/2019)

It is painfully apparent to me that there needs to be a term for a shot that is supremely clutch but is not a game winner, either because it doesn’t actually put the scoring team in the lead or because it is later usurped by an even clutcher shot. Lauri Markkanen’s three-pointer to tie the…

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Lauri Markkanen 31 Points Full Highlights (12/23/2018)

When Lauri Markkanen has a good scoring game, the Bulls win. When he doesn’t they lose. There’s no conditionals here. No caveats. This is just a straight up fact. I’m defining “good scoring game” as being 22 points or more, a number chosen because it is one field goal above 20. Markkanen has scored that…

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Lauri Markkanen 32 Points Full Highlights (12/21/2018)

Almost a quarter of the runtime of this video is devoted to Lauri Markkanen dunking on Nikola Vucevic and the ensuing replays/amusing commentary from Stacey King. They even brought out the Poster Machine! I guess I had forgotten that the Poster Machine was an actual thing they did and not just a fun turn of…

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Lauri Markkanen 23 Points Full Highlights (12/15/2018)

How long would Lauri Markkanen have to play like garbage before people actually started criticizing him? I’m talking about people other than Bulls fans/writers/media people, since they probably criticize him every time he misses a three. But in terms of the national media, he seems utterly immune. Nothing but positivity surrounding him. I’m not saying…

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Lauri Markkanen 24 Points/1 Game-Winner Full Highlights (12/7/2018)

In the process of gathering material for the composition of this description, I ventured over to Wikipedia to check out Lauri Markkanen’s article. But not his English-language entry. The one in Finnish. Because I want to know what actual Finnish people think about him. I was like “how hard could it be, reading Finnish, it’s…

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