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Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid named NBA Players of the Week

Both big men led their squads to undefeated records during Week 5.

From NBA.com News Services

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid were named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 5.

Check out their performances from the past week of action.


Nikola Jokic

Nuggets 119, Thunder 101 (Jan. 19)

27 points (12-21 FG), 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

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Nuggets 130, Suns 126 (Jan. 22)

31 points (15-27 FG), 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals

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Nuggets 120, Suns 112 (Jan. 23)

29 points (9-21 FG, 11-14 FT), 22 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal

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Nikola Jokic was dominant during Denver’s overtime win against Phoenix on Saturday.


Joel Embiid

Sixers 117, Celtics 109 (Jan. 20)

42 points (12-19 FG, 17-21 FT), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

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Sixers 122, Celtics 110 (Jan. 22)

38 points (11-15 FG, 2-2 3P, 14-15 FT), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

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Sixers 114, Pistons 110 (Jan. 23)

33 points (10-20 FG, 12-17 FT), 14 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks

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Joel Embiid capped off his impressive week with 33 points against Detroit.

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