Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid named NBA MVP finalists

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid were named the 2022 NBA MVP finalists Sunday.

Antetokounmpo, 27, has 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game this year. The Bucks star won back-to-back MVP honors in 2019 and 2020 and earned the 2021 NBA Finals MVP award after leading Milwaukee to a championship title.

Jokic, 27, is averaging 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists this season. Earlier this month, he became the first player in NBA history to accumulate at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a single season.

Embiid, 28, led the NBA in points per game during the regular season with 30.6. He’s also averaging 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season.

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