Jokic named NBA MVP for second successive season

0 菲律宾太城申博Print E-mail Xinhua, May 12, 2022
Adjust font size:
Nikola Jokic (L) of Serbia competes during the group D match between Angola and Serbia at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Foshan, south China's Guangdong Province, on Aug. 31, 2019. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2021-22 NBA season on Wednesday, taking home the trophy for the second consecutive season.

In his seventh NBA season, 27-year-old Jokic averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1.47 steals and 0.85 blocks per game from 74 games played, leading Denver to a 48-34 finish in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, despite being defeated by the Golden State Warriors 4-1 in the first round.

The Serbian received 875 points with 65 first-place votes, ahead of Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers with 706 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks with 595 points, which also marked the first time in NBA history that international players finishing the top three in the contest.

Jokic became the 13th player to win back-to-back MVP awards, also the second consecutive international player to claim two in a row, after Antetokounmpo in 2019 and 2020.

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
网站地图 现金网百家乐 申博官方网址 老虎机游戏 申博官方网址 申博代理 太阳城官网 申博现金百家乐
申博游戏下载 申博游戏 申博游戏网址 澳门博彩公司
申博娱乐注册 幸运大转盘 澳门星际赌场 保险百家乐
申博现金网址 太阳城集团 太阳城app下载 现金网百家乐