Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again

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Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
© Provided by HoopsHype Harrison Wind: Alvin Gentry last night on Nikola Jokic: “He’s just a different beast. He doesn’t get shaken. He just does what they need to do to win the game…Watching him play, it’s hard to believe that he won’t be the MVP again.” pic.twitter.com/FjmsbWhvDb

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Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind

Alvin Gentry last night on Nikola Jokic: “He’s just a different beast. He doesn’t get shaken. He just does what they need to do to win the game…Watching him play, it’s hard to believe that he won’t be the MVP again.” pic.twitter.com/FjmsbWhvDb – 2:45 PM

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Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire

Will Steph Curry outscore Nikola Jokic on Thursday? Make your predictions and see if other fans agree with your picks! warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/golden-s… – 1:49 PM The Ringer @ringernba

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Whether you’re watching film or looking at the numbers, there’s no doubt Nikola Jokic has been absolutely dominant this year. #TheVoidNBA

📺: https://t.co/nFERRtgULq pic.twitter.com/os7MpoY6Ki – 1:11 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA

New pod with @Adam Mares on the NBA thru the lens of Nikola Jokic, who had 38 last night.

🎧Full pod + more topics: open.spotify.com/episode/4pvpnn…

📺Video version of Jokic convo: youtu.be/L1H_wkAPCiY

Tons of great work this week by producers @RonakNair, @D_Berkey and @JayLowe009. – 12:10 PM JD Shaw @JShawNBA

NBA’s best from March 9:

– J. Tatum: 44 pts, 5 reb, 3 stl

– Giannis: 43 pts, 12 reb, 15-22 fg

– N. Jokic: 38 pts, 18 reb, 7 ast

– D. DeRozan: 36 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast

– D. Fox: 32 pts, 5 reb, 10 ast

– J. Valanciunas: 30 pts, 15 reb, 2 blk

– D. Murray: 25 pts, 9 reb, 12 ast – 11:15 AM Justin Kubatko @jkubatko

Nikola Jokic currently ranks in the top 10 in the NBA in total points (6th), rebounds (1st), and assists (6th).

He could become the third player in NBA history to rank in the top 10 in all three categories in consecutive seasons, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/Pbcz338Kqv – 11:01 AM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
© Provided by HoopsHype NBA Math @NBA_Math

RPR MVP Predictor:

1. Nikola Jokic: 17.5

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 17.2

3. Joel Embiid: 16.3

4. DeMar DeRozan: 14.8

5. Luka Doncic: 14.5

6. Trae Young: 13.9

7. Ja Morant: 13.7

8. Stephen Curry: 13.5

9. Jayson Tatum: 13.5

10. Karl Anthony-Towns: 13.0

https://t.co/onGqrEd9sz pic.twitter.com/vwvwnXT3gy – 10:15 AM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
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© Provided by HoopsHype David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc

I love my NBA media brethren. But if I have to read or hear one more “why doesn’t Nikola Jokic get any love?” piece/pod, I’m going to plotz. Jokic IS THE REIGNING MVP. He’ll either win again this year or likely finish a close second to Joel Embiid. For the love of God, stop. – 10:05 AM Justin Kubatko @jkubatko

Nikola Jokic last night:

✅ 38 PTS

✅ 18 REB

✅ 7 AST

Jokic is the first player to average at least 35 PPG, 15 RPG, and 10 APG over a three-game span since Wilt Chamberlain did so March 16-19, 1968. pic.twitter.com/dXWbQpdANt – 9:01 AM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
© Provided by HoopsHype John Hollinger @johnhollinger

43-12-5 for Giannis last night, against a mere 38-18-7 for Jokic. Just gonna leave this here:

theathletic.com/3167733/2022/0… – 6:59 AM Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet

Antetokounmpo and Jokic continue hot streaks

Full European recap

Highlights, results, standings #NBA

eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13… – 4:28 AM Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee

De’Aaron Fox sizzles but Nikola Jokic keeps building case for second MVP award in Nuggets’ win over Kings

sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac… – 3:54 AM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

De’Aaron Fox continued his string of quality performances and his Kings show some fight against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets in Wednesday’s 106-100 loss without a suspended Domantas Sabonis.

FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/bVkG8Qdpxg pic.twitter.com/LQQ7PLC2Wy – 3:22 AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

Kings show some fight without Domantas Sabonis but Nikola Jokic was too dominant in 106-100 win over Sacramento. Hear from Alvin Gentry, De’Aaron Fox & Damian Jones.

FULL VIDEOS: https://t.co/PyEiP4G9Ng pic.twitter.com/341kYeEcGl – 3:08 AM

Michael Singer @msinger

Nikola Jokic on why he and Monte Morris work so well:

“He doesn’t have an ego. He’s going to do whatever to win the game.” – 1:46 AM Michael Singer @msinger

Monte Morris, asked how he’d stop Nikola Jokic if he had to gameplan against him.

“I can’t leak that.” – 1:09 AM Michael Singer @msinger

Monte Morris on his chemistry with Nikola Jokic: “I tell everyone, we talk (on the court) with our eyes.” – 1:06 AM Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee

Alvin Gentry on Nikola Jokic: “That guy is the MVP.” – 12:55 AM James Ham @James_HamNBA

“That guy is the MVP.” -Alvin Gentry on Nikola Jokic – 12:54 AM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

This Is the best 3-game stretch of Nikola Jokic’s career.

Let’s talk about it in the 3rd straight Winner’s Lounge.

youtube.com/watch?v=XhsGy2… – 12:40 AM Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind

Nikola Jokic’s week so far (3-0)

Wednesday: 38 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists

Monday: 32 points, 15 rebounds, 13 assists

Sunday: 46 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists

116 points, 45 rebounds, 31 assists in three games – 12:34 AM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

Jokic’s over 3 games in 4 days.

38.7 Points

15.0 Rebounds

10.3 Assists

Nuggets-Warriors tomorrow night in Denver for the 4th game in 5 nights. We’ll see if Jokic plays and if he can complete his dominance over this ridiculous stretch of schedule. – 12:30 AM Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn

Final rotations for the Nuggets as they beat the Kings 106-100:

-Joker with 38-18-7-1-2, continues to dominate

-Monte stepped up big time late game with 20 points on 11 shots

-Bench felt disastrous, but the defense helped them survive those minutes pic.twitter.com/g8g6bQq7lW – 12:29 AM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
© Provided by HoopsHype James Ham @James_HamNBA

Close, but no cigar. The Kings gave Michael Malone and his Denver Nuggets squad a battle Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. In the end, superstar big man Nikola Jokic was just too much. Here are 6 quick thoughts from the 106-100 loss. – 12:28 AM StatMuse @statmuse

Nikola Jokic last 3 games:

46 PTS | 12 REB | 11 AST | 73 FG%

32 PTS | 15 REB | 13 AST | 71 FG%

38 PTS | 18 REB | 7 AST | 63 FG% pic.twitter.com/12BGdRC1he – 12:28 AM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
© Provided by HoopsHype Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin

Nikola Jokic is so, so good – 12:27 AM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

38-18-7 for Jokic. Triple-Double streak ends at 2. – 12:27 AM StatMuse @statmuse

Wins this season:

38 — Nikola Jokic

37 — Giannis Antetokounmpo

36 — Joel Embiid pic.twitter.com/iqwCSsVOBG – 12:27 AM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
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Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
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Final: Nuggets 106, Kings 100. Nikola Jokic finishes with 38 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists for Denver. De’Aaron Fox had 32 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for Sacramento. – 12:27 AM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

Kings show fight without Domantas Sabonis, but fall to the Nuggets 106-100. Nikola Jokic with 38 points, 18 boards and 7 assists for Denver. De’Aaron Fox with 32 points and 10 assists. – 12:27 AM Michael Singer @msinger

A *slight* MVP chant breaks out at Golden 1 Center for Nikola Jokic. – 12:23 AM Rob Perez @WorldWideWob

frustratingly changing my MVP vote every other night between Jokic & Embiid like Michael screaming SNIP SNAP at Jan. – 12:23 AM Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs

Monte Morris filling in admirably as that late-game partner for Jokic that Jamal Murray would normally be. – 12:21 AM Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

Nikola Jokic is so damn good. 😅 – 12:18 AM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

Nikola Jokic with a 3rd chance opportunity for Denver, converts a 3-point play to put Nuggets up 99-95 with 1:45 to go. – 12:18 AM Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs

I’m developing a spasm watching this Nuggets team (apart from Jokic) just flail ineptly around the court like a JV team for the last 2 quarters. pic.twitter.com/Jc5vGuq0uk – 12:11 AM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

Very curious to see who other than Jokic steps up for Denver in the 4th. – 11:54 PM Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs

It feels like Denver is down 10. Being up 3 still is great going into the fourth, but I hope the Nuggets find some mojo. Jokic might have to put up 45 to get this win otherwise. – 11:53 PM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

Kings trail the Nuggets 80-77 headed to the 4th in Sacramento. Kings rallied from what was an 18 point deficit. De’Aaron Fox with 22, Trey Lyles 14. Nikola Jokic 31 points, 14 boards and 6 assists – 11:53 PM Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind

Nikola Jokic with two great contests at the rim to force two misses here in the third. – 11:35 PM Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson

Nuggets lead the Kings 63-51 at the half.

Denver has been aggressive on the boards and dominated the paint.

Monte Morris has 11 points. Aaron Gordon added 9.

Jokic has 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists — at the half.

If you’re Malone, what’s your message to the team? – 11:11 PM Dave Mason @DeuceMason

Man, Jokic is so fun to watch: 24 pts, 10 reb and 5 assists AT THE HALF.

Would’ve been nice to see Jokic-Sabonis though. – 11:10 PM Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn

Halftime rotations for the Nuggets as they lead the Kings 63-51:

-Joker is in his bag. He’s got an easy matchup and he’s going at it every time

-Monte and AG: 20 points on a combined 8/10 FG, they’re helping out

-Bench offense struggled but still dominated defensively pic.twitter.com/TBe8UESxS8 – 11:09 PM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
© Provided by HoopsHype Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

Aggressive Jokic is fun. Nothing but bullyball that half from Joker. – 11:09 PM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

So it’s a 63-51 Nuggets lead at the half in Sacramento. Nikola Jokic has been unstoppable with 24 points, 10 rebounds & 5 assists. Michael Malone letting the officials here it at the end of the half. – 11:08 PM James Ham @James_HamNBA

Kings trail 63-51 at the half. Trey Lyles leads with 14 points. 13 for De’Aaron Fox. Jokic has 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists at the half. – 11:08 PM StatMuse @statmuse

We’ve had multiple 40-point scorers for five straight nights.

Saturday: LeBron 56, Fox 44

Sunday: Tatum 54, Jokic 46, Khris 44

Monday: Randle 46, Embiid 43

Tuesday: Kyrie 50, Garland 41

Tonight: Tatum 44, Giannis 43

So much talent in the league. pic.twitter.com/DFm6e04C8j – 11:04 PM

Alvin Gentry: It's hard to believe Nikola Jokic won't be MVP again
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© Provided by HoopsHype Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind

Nikola Jokic’s first half in SAC: 24 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists – 11:04 PM Michael Singer @msinger

20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists in 16 minutes.

Joker’s doing it again. – 10:59 PM Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn

Joker’s putting up a “good lord” game – 10:57 PM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

a 17-7 2nd quarter for the Nuggets, gives Denver its largest lead, up 51-36 with 4:47 to go in the first half. Nikola Jokic with 17pts and 8 boards. – 10:54 PM Michael Singer @msinger

DeMarcus Cousins picks up his third foul in seven minutes.

Joker’s coming back in. – 10:47 PM Michael Singer @msinger

#Nuggets end the first quarter up 32-29.

Nikola Jokic has taken eight shots for 15 points. The rest of the starters have taken eight shots for 15 points. – 10:35 PM Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

Nikola Jokic dazzles in his first quarter in Sacramento, leads the Nuggets to a 32-29 lead and drops 15 points on 6/8 shooting. Trey Lyles with 11 for the Kings. – 10:34 PM Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind

Nikola Jokic’s first quarter in SAC: 15 points (6-8 shooting), 6 rebounds, 3 assists in 10 minutes. – 10:31 PM Michael Singer @msinger

Nikola Jokic is going to check out with a pedestrian 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 10 minutes.

Here comes Boogie. – 10:30 PM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

Jokic has added that half hesi/half smitty move that he used to draw a foul on Jones. Super effective. Draws a lot of fouls off of it. – 10:26 PM Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind

Nikola Jokic has 13 points (6-7 shooting) in six minutes. – 10:23 PM Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson

Nikola Jokic is doing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING he wants in this 1st quarter against the Kings.

Already up to 10 points and 4 rebounds in 4 minutes. – 10:18 PM Michael Singer @msinger

He’s had a couple of them recently. Looks a lot like Joker’s going for a big night. … Or he’s trying to end this one early. – 10:17 PM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

Jokic coming out of the gate like he doesn’t want to have to play in the 4th – 10:15 PM Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto

One possession one bucket for Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. – 10:12 PM Adam Mares @Adam_Mares

Pregame show is live! Come join.

✅ No Bones, No Thrill, No Unc

✅ The next Nikola Jokic?

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youtube.com/watch?v=FSBBjs… – 9:29 PM Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill

DeMar pulling a Jokic. 28 in the second half, death by a thousand cuts (Or midrange jumpers) – 9:16 PM Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA

New pod with @Adam Mares on Jokic, the wide range of styles in the NBA, Kyrie dropping 50, my gut feeling that Kawhi will be back, the Russell Wilson trade, and so much more.

Please listen wherever you get your podcasts. Soon we will also have a video from the pod. Thanks Adam! – 8:11 PM The Ringer @ringernba

🗣 Kyrie dropping 50

🗣 Will Kawhi and PG return this season?

🗣 Darius Garland’s style of play

🗣 How Jokic is influencing the game

‘The Void’ with @Kevin O’Connor and @Adam Mares: open.spotify.com/episode/4pvpnn… – 7:40 PM Katy Winge @katywinge

Nikola Joklutch.

The last two games in the 4th quarter, Jokic is averaging 16.5 points on 83% shooting.

vs. NOP 23 points (7/8 FG)

vs. GSW 10 points (3/4 FG)

In the last 3 minutes of the last two 4th quarters? 9 ppg on 100% shooting. – 7:00 PM Rob Perez @WorldWideWob

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Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies have taken the NBA by storm this season. After flirting with the playoffs his rookie season, and making them by knocking off the Golden State Warriors — in San Francisco — in the play-in tournament in his second season, Morant has taken the full leap to superstardom in 2021-22, becoming an All-Star starter and first-team All-NBA candidate while leading the Grizzlies to a top-three seed in the Western Conference playoff picture. But is that enough to make Morant, whose Grizzlies face the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, the most desirable point guard on a rookie contract in the NBA? -via ESPN / March 10, 2022 To answer that question, ESPN reached out to 15 league scouts and executives and asked them to rank six star point guards who are still on their rookie deals — the Charlotte Hornets’ LaMelo Ball, Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Darius Garland, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young and Morant — in terms of who they’d want moving forward. It was a question that engendered plenty of debate, and a lot of hemming and hawing over how people would ultimately decide to rank them. And while Morant received four of the 15 first-place votes, it was Doncic who got the other 11 and took home the top spot in the survey. -via ESPN / March 10, 2022 Luka Doncic finished first, Ja Morant finised second, Trae Young third, LaMelo Ball fourth, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander fifth and Darius Garland sixth. -via ESPN / March 10, 2022

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rylan Bannon became just the third Baltimore player since 2000 to get a hit on the first pitch of his big league career, Jorge Mateo and ... Read more »

Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches ... Read more »

Anthony Munoz hired as Hall of Fame relationship officer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hired Anthony Muñoz as its first Chief Football Relationship Officer. The hall said Thursday that the 1998 inductee will ... Read more »