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Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell have been named the NBA’s Western and Eastern Conference players of the week, respectively, the league announced Monday.

Jokic, the back-to-back league MVP, put up historic numbers during Denver’s 2-1 week. 

He averaged 36.0 points, 17.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 3.7 steals on .623/.333/.806 shooting, including 43 points (on 85% shooting), 14 rebounds, eight assists, and five steals in Wednesday’s victory over the Wizards, and an enormous 40-point, 27-rebound, 10-assist triple-double in Sunday’s victory over Charlotte. 

The Nuggets are currently 18-11, tied with the Pelicans for the second-best record in the West.

Mitchell, meanwhile, led Cleveland to a 3-1 week with averages of 32.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists on an excellent .539/.425/.882 shooting slash line. 

For the season, he’s posting career highs in points (29.5), FG% (50.3), 3PT% (42.4) and FT% (88.9) for the 20-11 Cavs, the East’s No. 3 seed.

According to the NBA, the other nominees in the West were Anthony Edwards, LeBron James and Damian Lillard, while Paolo Banchero, Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Tyler Herro were nominated in the East.

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