MVP candidates Embiid, Jokic face off

(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

The Denver Nuggets got through one test and now they have another ahead of them.

Denver (50-24) used a huge second half to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night and face another top team from the Eastern Conference when it hosts the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

Philadelphia (49-25) is coming off a 20-point loss at Phoenix on Saturday night, its second straight and third in the last four. The Sixers are four games behind Milwaukee for the top seed in the Eastern Conference and are in second place in the Atlantic Division.


Points Per Game
Rank Name PPG
1 J. Embiid, PHI33.3
2 L. Doncic, DAL33.1
3 D. Lillard, POR32.2
4 S. Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC31.3
5 G. Antetokounmpo, MIL31.1
6 J. Tatum, BOS30.1
7 D. Mitchell, CLE27.4
8 K. Irving, DAL27.1
9 J. Brown, BOS27.0
10 J. Morant, MEM26.8
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Field Goal Percentage
Rank Name FG%
1 W. Kessler, UTA.722
2 N. Claxton, BKN.701
3 M. Plumlee, LAC.676
4 R. Gobert, MIN.663
5 C. Capela, ATL.652
6 J. Allen, CLE.645
7 O. Okongwu, ATL.641
8 J. Poeltl, TOR.635
9 N. Jokic, DEN.633
10 I. Zubac, LAC.628
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