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NBA News: Nikola Jokic officially elected MVP

In the past few days it has already leaked, on Wednesday the NBA has finally announced that Nikola Jokic was again elected to the MVP.

Jokic (Denver Nuggets) prevailed in the election ahead of Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks). Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), the fourth-placed Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), was the only American in the top 5.

Jokic won two MVP awards in a row as the second foreign player, and this was only an antetocounmpo in front of him. Since 2018 (James Harden) the awards of the most valuable player has now went to a European four times in a row.

Jokic put on 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists in the regular Season and led his nuggets to sixth place in the Western Conference despite the failures of his co-stars Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Denver left the Golden State Warriors in the first round of playoff.

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NBA-MVP: This is officially elected

Rank | Player | 1st place | 2nd pl. | 3rd pl. | 4th Pl. | 5th Pl. | Total points

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1 | Nikola Jokic | 65 | 27 | 6 | 2 | 0 | 875
2 | Joel Embbiid | 26 | 39 | 34 | 1 | 0 | 706
3 | Giannis Antetokounmpo | 9 | 32 | 52 | 7 | 0 | 595
4 | Devin Booker | 0 | 1 | 8 | 49 | 22 | 216
5 | Luka Doncic | 0 | 1 | 0 | 32 | 43 | 146
6 | Jayson Tatum | 0 | 0 | 0 | 8 | 19 | 43

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7 | Yes Morant | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 7 | 10
8 | Stephen Curry | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 4
9 | Chris Paul | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 2
10 | Demar Derozan | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1
11 | LeBron James | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1
12 | Kevin Durant | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1