Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic Build on MVP Cases Ahead of Season’s End

Joel Embiid MVP Case

Philadelphia 76ers’ star Joel Embiid and Denver Nuggets’ star Nikola Jokic built on their MVP cases with huge performances on Tuesday.

Embiid had 45 points, 13 rebounds, and two assists on 18-30 shooting from the field, 2-3 shooting from three, and 7-10 shooting from the line in the 76ers’ 131-122 win over the Indiana Pacers.

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Jokic had 41 points, 17 rebounds, and four assists on 18-35 shooting from the field, 1-5 shooting from three, and 4-6 shooting from the line in the Nuggets’ 116-97 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo – perhaps third in the MVP-race – played on Tuesday as well; posting 18 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists on 7-13 shooting from the field, 1-2 shooting from three, and 3-5 shooting from the line.

The MVP race will likely be decided in the coming days as the leading candidates jockey for playoff-position in their respective conferences.

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