The NBA regular season has come to an end and it was indeed a very wild one.
There were many ups and downs for all of the teams and multiple superstars who stood out and had incredible seasons.
Two of the league’s biggest icons ended their seasons by claiming two huge awards.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the Kia NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in March and April. pic.twitter.com/SqjDu2bDIb
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 12, 2022
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets won the season’s final Western Conference Player of the Month.
Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks secured the last Eastern Conference Player of the Month.
It’s no surprise that these two players are currently in a heated race for MVP – but which one will come out on top?
Most Valuable Players
Both Jokic and Antetokounmpo have been playing their hearts out all season long.
Jokic, the current reigning MVP, has averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists a game.
Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, put up 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists a game.
Either of these guys deserves the league’s biggest honor.
It seems like Jokic is on track to win his second MVP trophy, a back-to-back feat that few people achieve.
However, Antetokounmpo achieved it: he won MVP back in 2019 and then again in 2020.
While Jokic might get MVP, Antetokounmpo has his eyes on another prize: a second NBA championship.
His Bucks are third in the East and playing very well as the postseason begins.
Going all the way again will be hard to do but Antetokounmpo and his squad have proven they are leaving it all on the floor.
No matter who wins MVP and the Finals, there is no doubt that Jokic and Antetokounmpo are two of the best players in the NBA.