The 76th Sense MVP Race – October 20th and October 21st

Night 5

The Saturday night fever overflowed into a spit/fist fight. Two MVP’s had double-doubles. The 76th Sense MVP race saw its first three-time winner. Kemba Walker led the night in points. Enes Kanter was the rebounding leader. On to the rest of the best.

Washington MVP – John Wall
25 pts 4 rebs 6 asts 4 stls 1 blk
Season Total: 4 Points

Badley Beal had a fantastic scoring night, dropping 32.

Toronto MVP – Kyle Lowry
28 pts 3 rebs 12 asts 1 blk 1 stl
Season Total: 3 Points

With Kawhi resting, the Raptors stepped up. Five players came off the bench for Toronto to score 10+ points.

Brooklyn MVP – Caris LeVert
19 pts 4 rebs 3 asts 2 stl 1 blk
Season Total: 7 Points

All twelve Nets received playing time in this game. LeVert continues his hot streak with three straight games as MVP.

Indiana MVP – Victor Oladipo
25 pts 7 rebs 3 asts 4 stls
Season Total: 5 Points

Domantas Sabonis missed the night with an ankle injury. The Pacer bench had four players score in double digits, bringing the team’s total to nine!

New York MVP – Enes Kanter
17 pts 15 rebs 2 asts 2 stls
Season Total: 5 Points

Tim Hardaway Jr. continued his hot start with 24 points. Noah Vonleh added 13 boards off the bench.

Boston MVP – Jayson Tatum
24 pts 14 rebs 2 stls
Season Total: 6 Points

Gordon Hayward missed the game with left knee soreness.

Orlando MVPNikola Vucevic
27 pts 13 rebs 12 asts 2 stls
Season Total: 4 Points

Aaron Gordon had a solid night, a 20 and 12 double-double.

Philadelphia MVP – Joel Embiid
32 pts 11 rebs 3 asts
Season Total: 6 points

JJ Redick went off for the Sixers. The former Duke star scored 31 points, hit 8 of 11 from deep, and the go ahead bucket.

Charlotte MVP – Kemba Walker
39 pts 5 rebs 7 asts
Season Total: 8 points

It’s Kemba’s team. Everyone else is just playing on it.

Miami MVP – Rodney McGruder
19 pts 10 rebs 2 asts 2 stls 1 blk
Season Total: 5 points

Dwayne Wade showing he still has it, with a 21 point, three rebound, three assist night.

Chicago MVP – Zach LaVine
33 pts 3 rebs 3 asts
Season Total: 4 Points

Chicago went 21 of 26 from the charity stripe, a cool 80.8%.

Detroit MVP – Blake Griffin
33 pts 12 rebs 5 asts 1 blk
Season Total: 3 Points

The Pistons lit it up from deep, making threes at a 45% clip.

Minnesota MVP – Derrick Rose
28 pts 5 rebs 5 asts 2 stls 1blk
Season Total: 2 Points

Jimmy Butler did not play, Karl Anthony-Towns went for 31. Hmm.

Dallas MVP – DeAndre Jordan
22 pts 10 rebs 1 asts 5 blks 1 stl
Season Total: 5 Points

Luka Doncic went off, dropping 26 points, grabbing 6 boards, and dishing 3 assists. ROY candidate?

Phoenix MVP – Devin Booker
25 pts 2 rebs 7 asts 1 stl
Season Total: 2 points

An all-around poor game for Phoenix.

Denver MVP – Nikola Jokic
35 pts 12 rebs 11 asts 4 stls 1 blk
Season Total: 6 points

The Nuggets starters combined for 112 points.

San Antonio MVP – DeMar DeRozan
28 pts 9 rebs 3 asts 2 stls
Season Total: 2 Points

In the Spurs loss, turnovers (6) were not the issue.

Portland MVP – Damian Lillard
29 pts 2 rebs 9 asts 4 blks
Season Total: 6 Points

The Trail Blazers dynamic duo combined for 53 in the win.

Los Angeles MVP – Rajon Rondo
13 pts 7 rebs 10 asts 2 stls
Season Total: 2 Points

Rondo was the Most and Least Valuable Player for the Lakers. Lebron added 24, 5, and 5.

Houston MVP – Chris Paul
28 pts 7 rebs 10 asts 1 stl
Season Total: 2 points

Like Rondo, CP3 was both the LVP and the MVP for the Rockets.

Player of the Night Nikola Jokic
Anytime a player has a triple double, it’s almost a guarantee they win POTN. Tonight the Nikola’s battled it out for the right to claim #1, in name as well as night. The Joker pulled it out, narrowly edging Vucevic in every category.

Season Total: 11 Points

Night 6

Cleveland MVP – Kevin Love
16 pts 17 rebs 3 asts 1 stl
Season Total: 4 Points

While Jordan Clarkson and Cedi Osman were on the floor, the Cavs were -24. While Rodney Hood and Tristan Thompson were on the floor the Cavs had a 0 +/-.

Atlanta MVP – Trae Young
35 pts 2 rebs 11 asts 1 Steal
Season Total: 3 Points

Trae Young went 6 of 14 from three. The rest of the Hawks squad held their own going 16 of 31.

Oklahoma City MVP – Russell Westbrook
32 pts 8 rebs 10 asts
Season Total: 2 points

Westbrook played in his first game of the year finishing two rebounds shy of a triple-double, but OKC couldn’t get the W.

Sacramento MVP – De’Aaron Fox
22 pts 4 rebs 10 asts 4 blks
Season Total: 5 Points

Sacramento attempted 14 fewer shots than Oklahoma City.

Golden State MVP – Steph Curry
30 pts 4 rebs 6 asts
Season Total: 3 Points

Klay Thompson was the only Warrior outside of Steph with a made three.

Denver MVP – Nikola Jokic
23 pts 11 rebs 6 asts 4 blks
Season Total: 14 Points

Juancho Hernangomez stole the show with his name, and a late game saving block.

Houston MVP – James Harden
31 pts 4 rebs 14 asts 2 stls
Season Total: 4 points

Just like in the playoffs, the Rockets fall with no Chris Paul.

Los Angelos MVP – Montrezl Harrell
17 pts 10 rebs 3 asts 3 blks 1 stl
Season Total: 3 points

Harrell led the Clippers to the win in the fourth quarter.

Player of the Night – Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook doing Russell Westbrook things. The former MVP was just two boards shy of his first triple-double of the season. Trae Young shot the lights out. scoring 35. The young Hawk’s two rebound total kept him from the top prize.

Season Total: 7 points

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