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Nikola Jokic Captures Second Straight NBA MVP Title

May 11, 2022, 4:55 PM

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Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets walks off the court after a loss against the Phoenix Suns in Game Three of the Western Conference second-round playoff series at Ball Arena on June 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has earned a second straight NBA Most Valuable Player trophy to become the second consecutive international player to win two in a row.

The 27-year-old from Serbia averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists to take home MVP honors.

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo earned the title in 2019 and 2020.

International players finished 1-2-3 in this year’s MVP voting. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid finished runner-up and Antetokounmpo was third.

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