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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA MVP for second straight season, per report


Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had a tough time in their second-round series against the Miami Heat as Jimmy Butler and Co., who were able to dispatch the top-seeded team in the East in five games.


Aided by the arrival of Mike Budenholzer and his five-out system, Giannis took his game to new heights last season.


Along the way, he led the Bucks to a 53-12 record prior to the season being put on hold, and at one point had them chasing the vaunted 70-win club.


With Giannis leading the way, Milwaukee was tied for seventh in offense, and led the league in defense by a wide margin, limiting opponents to 102.5 points per 100 possessions.


For his efforts on that end of the floor, Giannis was also named Defensive Player of the Year for the first time in his career.


With confirmation of his MVP Award, he's now just the third player ever to take home both of those trophies in the same year, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.






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