Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes sixth in MVP race

The 2017-18 season was a bit underwhelming for the Milwaukee Bucks as a team, but forward Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly lived up to expectations.

Antetokounmpo finished in sixth place in the voting for the 2018 NBA MVP. Houston’s James Harden was the winner, finishing with 86 first-place votes.


Antetokounmpo was sixth behind Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Russell Westbrook.

James finished with 15 first-place votes, and no other player received a single first-place vote. James also had 79 votes for second-place, the most of any player.

As for Antetokounmpo, he finished one point behind Oklahoma City’s Westbrook. Westbrook totaled 76 votes, while Antetokounmpo finished with 75.

Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, and Victor Oladipo rounded out the voting.

In his fifth season Antetokounmpo was named an NBA All-Star for the second straight season while averaging 26.9 points per game and 10 rebounds. Antetokounmpo was also named second-team All-NBA.