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[Highlight List] Best games from the last 10 MVP campaigns

Stephen Curry
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Giannis Antetokounmpo (2020): Game One of the best games by Giannis. It was really difficult to find a meaningful game because the Bucks were blowing teams out of the water, but this game Giannis posted 50 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists in the 4 point win over Utah. Got revenge on Bojan Bogdanovic for sending them home on a buzzer-beater earlier that season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (2019): Game Giannis’s first 50 bomb came against Philadelphia, however they lost. In a revenge game where Joel Embiid proclaimed himself the most unguardable player in the league shortly before, Giannis dropped 45 point, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 blocks in the comeback win without Eric Bledsoe, and he blocked Joel Embiid 4 times in the same game including this beauty at 0:16

James Harden (2018): Game One of the greatest games ever, Harden used the Orlando Magic as his punching bag while dropping 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists. This was the first ever recorded 60-point triple double

Russell Westbrook (2017): Game Russell Westbrook broke the record for the most triple doubles in a season with this game. He earned his 42nd triple double of the season, and ended the game on a deep buzzer beater that ended the Nugget’s playoffs hopes. He dropped 50 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists

Stephen Curry (2016): Game Many argue that it’s the most era-defining game ever, but that’s exactly what it’s viewed as. Curry dropped 46 points in the 3-point win over the OKC Thunder in OT, where he pulled up from deep with seconds left to go and drained the game-winner. An era-defining moment to say the least.

Stephen Curry (2015): Game This might be the most controversial one on here, considering he had 51 points in another game this same season. But in the important seeding win in April vs Portland, he dropped 45 points and 10 assists while dropping dimes and ankles. But for me, the best part was the 73/62/100 splits on which he achieved the 45 points.

Kevin Durant (2014): Game This was difficult because this season he was so consistent the whole time and he showed up in multiple clutch and close games. For example the overtime Toronto game where he scored 48 points in 52 minutes to win by 1 point. But in the end I went with his career high 54 points where he absolutely scorched the Warriors.

LeBron James (2013): Game As with every LeBron season, there’s debate due to his excellent consistinency and his continuous continuity. With that being said, in this double overtime thriller against the Sacramento Kings, LeBron showed off his full abilities dropping 40 points, 8 rebounds, and 16 assists.

LeBron James (2012): Game This is an easy one since LeBron in Miami’s wasn’t really having the best stat lines of his career (in the regular season). But this was his season high in gamescore over Portland in a convincing fashion, where he dropped 38 points. But moreso than that, he played 41 minutes and had 0 turnovers, which blows my mind, while accumulating a 156 ORTNG and 93 DRTNG in the game.

Derrick Rose (2011): Game Derrick Rose validated his already strong MVP candidacy by dropping a career high 42 points in the thriller vs the San Antonio Spurs. He had 13 points in the 4th quarter and outdid his usual efficiency.

So yeah, just a compilation of some of the best games from the past decade’s best regular season performers for your viewing purposes. Hoping to lighten up your monotonous days of no-basketball.

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