But while Giannis and George are having great seasons, it seemed like a foregone conclusion Harden would get his second straight MVP award a month ago. But suddenly, the race is heating up and Giannis is closing the gap.
Harden is averaging 36.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game on the season. Giannis is at an equally impressive, averaging 27.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. George is averaging 28.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
The biggest thing Giannis and George have in their favor? Their teams are having better seasons, with the Bucks having the best record in the league. If they finish that way, and Giannis has a massive performance down the stretch, it's conceivable he could win the MVP. Of course the same is true for either Harden or Paul too.
The NBA MVP race is as close of a race as we've had in a while this late in the season and it looks like it will come down to how these players (and their teams) finish the season.
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