The NBA season is deep into its second half, and we will be here each weekday with the NBC Sports daily roundup Three Things to Know — everything you might have missed in the Association, every key moment from the night before in one place. 1) Nikola Jokic has his MVP moment with 47 points against Grizzlies Winning the NBA MVP award takes more than just having the stats — it requires MVP moments. While some voters will say it shouldn't, the reality is winning the award requires those lasting images and games that help form a narrative to go around those stats. Denver's Nikola Jokic had one of those moments Monday night. Already the MVP frontrunner , Jokic scored 47, added 15 rebounds and eight assists, and hit the dagger three in double-overtime to lift the Nuggets past the Grizzlies on Monday (despite 36 points and 12 assists from Ja Morant ). Nikola Jokic tonight: 47 PTS The first center with a 45/15/8 game since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1996. pic.twitter.com/0vwF4pEYSv — StatMuse (@statmuse) April 20, 2021 Jokic has MVP numbers: 26.4 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 8.8 assists a game, shooting 41.9% from three this season. The advanced stats love… Read full this story
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