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Jayson Tatum sets All-Star Game record with 55 points to win MVP award

We track the 2023 NBA All-Star Game race to the MVP award.

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics reacts during the third quarter in the 2023 NBA All Star Game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron at Vivint Arena on February 19, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is on Sunday night and Team LeBron will take on Team Giannis. We just had the NBA ASG draft prior to the game and we’ll go over the rosters a bit with MVP odds for every player heading into the contest.

2023 NBA All-Star Game MVP odds, live updates

Final update — It’s official, Tatum is your MVP. If you took him to win the award at +800, that’s a nice payout for you.

Fourth quarter update — The fourth is just about to end and Tatum has set the game on fire. He’s reached the all-time mark for points in an All-Star Game with 53 as we approach the fourth quarter, which switches to the Kobe rule of a target score. This game got out of hand quickly.

Third quarter update — Team Giannis is running away with this one after LeBron was ruled out and now Tatum is running away with MVP. He’s up to 37 points with a few minutes left in the third. If Tatum gets over 40 points, he should win ASG MVP pretty easily.

Injury update — This adds a bit of wrinkle to the ASG MVP race. LeBron is not going to play the second half due to a hand injury.

Halftime update — Team Giannis leads 99-92 at halftime. Tatum is up to 17 points and Donovan Mitchell has 16 for Giannis. Siakam also has 12-7-2 while DeRozan is on a slight triple-double watch with 8-4-4.

Irving has 18, LeBron has 13 and Embiid is up to 15 points for Team LeBron. Jaylen Brown has 13 points six rebounds and four assists off the bench.

First quarter update — Your scoring leaders after the first are Jayson Tatum (13 points) and Kyrie Irving (11 points). Tatum should take over the scoring for Giannis while Dame will also take a lead off the bench. LeBron has nine points and four dimes through the first so he’s also in play. Markkanen has seven points for the hometown team and is looking like a bit of a darkhorse.

8:46 p.m. — Giannis made a dunk and exited the game in favor of Bam. So that may be all we see from the Greek Freak all night.

Here are ASG MVP odds in the AM on Sunday. Dame’s case gets interesting after he was drafted to Team Giannis. Antetokounmpo isn’t expected to play much given his wrist injury but he’s going to be active. With that, there will be value on Team Giannis. The issue is LeBron never loses. He hasn’t lost in the ASG in this current draft format, which has been going on since 2018.

TL — LeBron James: +550
TG — Damian Lillard: +650
TL — Joel Embiid: +700
TL — Luka Doncic: +800
TG — Jayson Tatum: +800
TL — Kyrie Irving: +800
TG — Donovan Mitchell: +950
TG — Giannis Antetokounmpo: +1000
TG — Ja Morant: +1200
TL — Nikola Jokic: +1800
TG — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: +2200
TL — Anthony Edwards: +2500
TG — Lauri Markkanen: +3500
TL — Paul George: +4000
TL — De’Aaron Fox: +4500
TG — Pascal Siakam: +6000
TL — Julius Randle: +8000
TL — Jaylen Brown: +8000
TL — Tyrese Haliburton: +9000
TG — Jrue Holiday: +10000
TG — Domantas Sabonis: +10000
TG — Bam Adebayo: +10000
TL — Jaren Jackson Jr.: +15000
TG — DeMar DeRozan: +15000