MVP candidates Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dueled it out on Thursday night time forward of the all-star break.
In the end, Embiid gained out because the 76ers narrowly beat the Bucks 123-120.
Embiid had 42 factors, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 turnovers on 14-21 taking pictures from the sphere, 3-4 taking pictures from three, and 11-14 taking pictures from the road.
Antetoukounmpo had 32 factors, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, three steals, and three turnovers on 13-23 taking pictures from the sphere, 2-4 taking pictures from three, and 4-5 taking pictures from the road.
The 76ers shot higher from the sphere (+5.8%), from three (+3.5%), and from the road (+6.6%).
Antetokounmpo and Embiid have practically equivalent season averages – though the previous leads the latter in Participant Effectivity Score and Win Shares, by way of Basketball Reference.
It will likely be curious to see if 2x NBA MVP Antetokounmpo – and reigning MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets – will fall sufferer to voter fatigue.