Damian Lillard finishes 6th in NBA MVP Voting
June 9, 2021 2:22PM PDT
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was named the NBA MVP on Tuesday, an announcement widely expected throughout the league.
Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers star, finished sixth in the voting, just outside the top-5.
After Jokic, the top MVP finishers included Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, with Dallas’ Luka Doncic edging out Lillard to round out the top-five.
The full MVP tally is below:
- Nikola Jokic (971 total points)
- Joel Embiid (586 total points)
- Stephen Curry (453 total points)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (348 total points)
- Chris Paul (139 total points)
- Luka Doncic (42 total points)
- Damian Lillard (38 total points)
- Julius Randle (20 total points)
Full MVP balloting results: Jokic gets 91 first-place votes; Curry next with five. pic.twitter.com/qqWr6aG9BN
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 8, 2021