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Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, the NBA’s MVP, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, the league’s scoring leader, highlighted the announcement of the 2020-21 All-NBA teams on Tuesday night.
Jokic and Curry were two of the five players named to the first team, where they were joined by Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard. All three teams were unveiled on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Bucks in New York.
The second team features Portland‘s Damian Lillard and Phoenix‘s Chris Paul at the guard spots, New York‘s Julius Randle and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James at forward and Philadelphia‘s Joel Embiid at center. The third team comprises Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving and Washington‘s Bradley Beal at guard, Miami‘s Jimmy Butler and the Clippers’ Paul George at forward and Utah‘s Rudy Gobert at center.
It was the third straight All-NBA selection for Jokic, including a second straight first-team nod, while Curry earned his fourth first-team selection and seventh overall, after missing virtually all of last season with a broken bone in his hand.
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