All-Star centre and two-time league scoring champion Joel Embiid earned his first NBA MVP trophy on Tuesday night time.
The 29-year-old from Yaoundé, Cameroon, topped two-time winner Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.
Joel Embiid averaged 33.1 factors successful his second straight scoring title.
Jokic completed runner-up within the MVP voting, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was third.
Embiid has been facet lined with a sprained proper knee that price him one recreation of the playoff sweep towards Brooklyn and the opening recreation of the Japanese Convention semi-finals towards Boston, which was received by Philadelphia on Monday night time.
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