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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP, Thunder’s Chris Paul finishes seventh

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The NBA announced that Milwaukee BucksGiannis Antetokounmpo had won his second straight MVP award.

Giannis has been viewed as the heavy favorite for most of the season, and today’s news should not be that surprising. Giannis finished with 209 more total points than the second place LeBron James.

I’m sure this news must be bittersweet for the Greek Freak after his Bucks were eliminated in five games against the Heat in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Milwaukee was seen as a title contender as they finished the regular season with the best record in the entire league at 56-17.

Thunder Guard Chris Paul finished seventh in the ballot, with three third-place votes, one fourth-place vote, and eight fifth-place votes.

This comes off the heels of Paul being named on the All-NBA 2nd Team.

The Thunder finished as the fifth seed with a 44-28 record and pushed the Rockets to seven games in the first round before ultimately falling two points short of advancing to the second round for the first time in four years.

It is significant to note that voting for all awards only counted for the NBA season pre-COVID.

In other words, whatever happened in the Bubble, didn’t matter.