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Nikola Jokic wins second consecutive NBA MVP title

ARCHIVE – Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) throws the ball on the court against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of the second game of a series of playoffs of the first round of NBA basketball in San Francisco on Monday, April 18 2022. Jokic has won his second consecutive Most Valuable Player Award after a season in which he finished with unprecedented numbers in NBA history, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday, May 9, 2022. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu, File). ) (Jeff Chiu, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

DENVER – The great Denver Nuggets player Nikola Jokic won his second consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player trophy on Wednesday for becoming the second consecutive international player to win two in a row.

The 27-year-old from Sombor, Serbia, averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists to take home the MVP honor. Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee, originally from Greece, won the title in 2019 and 2020.

The international players finished 1-2-3 in this year’s MVP vote. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, who led the league on average, was runner-up and Antetokounmpo was third. Phoenix’s Devin Booker finished fourth.

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Nikola Jokic wins second consecutive NBA MVP title

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