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Sixers’ Doc Rivers Credits Nikola Jokic for Beating Out Joel Embiid for MVP

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Two months ago, to no surprise, Rivers considered Embiid his pick for MVP, with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic coming in second. Hours before tipping off Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks, the Sixers found out their guy wouldn’t take home the MVP hardware this season.

Shortly after the news broke, Sixers head coach Doc Rivers addressed the media in his routine pregame press conference ahead of Game 2.

“I do think probably the deciding factor was games played,” the coach explained.

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